Originating in Latin imperatīvus, the term imperative describe who prevails or is able to command or dominate . To cite some examples of use: “My boss is an imperative man who does not accept suggestions or advice”, "Sometimes you have to be more imperative in life", “We need an imperative coach, able to have the youngest players under control”.
Imperative, say the theoretical definitions, also identifies the duty or to the inexcusable requirement (those actions that do not admit excuses or apologies, can not fail to materialize or can not be avoided with excuses): "Excuse me but I can't attend the party, I got a job imperative", “I call to cancel my turn, I must comply with an imperative that prevents me from attending this afternoon”.
Talk about moral imperative , instead, to refer to the obligation that one imposes on ethical issues . For Kantian ethics, the categorical imperative constitutes the autonomous and self-sufficient command that regulates the behavior of people in its various manifestations.
Specifically, of this categorical imperative, its creator established that it was based on three basic and fundamental principles, the first of which determined that a person should act humanly for himself and for the rest and always having a clear end with it.
The second pillar of that imperative is the one that made it clear that, in the same way, that one should act trying or wishing that its action would reach universal maximum levels. And the third and final "law" of this Kant theory was that this individual should be considered as a legislator in that world of universal ends when carrying out his various actions.
In the same way we cannot ignore the legal imperative term. With it, it is defined that a specific action is an obligation that is not only legally registered as such but also legally binding.
An example of action that is considered in this way is that which takes place in Spain with respect to the publicity of political parties during the corresponding electoral campaigns. Thus, it is established that when any television in the country appears that advertising must necessarily be on screen as a subtitle that is about advertising or electoral propaganda. In this way, it is avoided that whoever turns on the television comes to mistakenly think that what he is watching is news.
He imperative mode Finally, it is a grammatical modality that is used to issue orders, perform mandates or taxation requests. In the Spanish language, this mode is one of the four grammatical variants of a finite nature (as is the case with the subjunctive, the indicative and the conditional).
Various examples of conjugate sentences in imperative mode: "Sit down, you", "Sit you", "Shut up", "Shut up", "Go away", "Let's get out of here", "Get out of here".
It should be noted that there are differences between the use of the imperative in the Spanish of Spain and the Spanish of Latin America : "Come back later" / "Come back later", “Come to my office right now” / “Come to my office right now”.