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- adj. Done by express direction; not involuntary; commanded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Done by express direction; not involuntary; communded.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Performed by a faculty other than the will, at the command of the will: opposed to elicit.
Such are all the elicit  and imperate  acts of our understandings and wills; all actions that are voluntary, rational, and peculiarly human.
For they must know that an habit may continue, when it is no longer able to act; or rather the elicit, internal acts of it may be quick and vigorous, when the external, imperate acts of the same habit utterly cease: and let men but reflect upon their own observation, and consider impartially with themselves, how few in the world they have known made better by age.
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