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That which is unqualified or unconditional.

A categorical imperative is a rule, command, or moral obligation that is absolutely and universally binding.

Categorical is also used to describe programs limited to or designed for certain classes of people. Categorical assistance plans are social Welfare programs extending benefits to members of a particular group, such as Aid to the Elderly, Aid to the Blind, or Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

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In his tweet, Mr Shahzad Akbar said, 'It is despicable n pure lifafa reporting, I categorically told @AzazSyed that my mother was admitted in Shifa hospital in emergency n I was with her.'
'For the satisfaction of the opposition, I categorically deny the report of landing of Israeli aircraft at the airport of Pakistan and the reports are contrary to the facts.' He said.
The PTI lawmaker, who is also Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice, wrote: "I want to categorically put it on record that I have not been appointed as head of BISP.
'Iqbal Siraj had categorically dismissed Sharif's allegations while stating that officials of Agriculture Department carried out raid against on his store.
'We categorically dismiss allegation of occupying land in violation of the agreement,' the statement further said and concluded that the legitimate representatives of Khugakhel tribe had good relationship with NLC.
The letter asserts that Theresa May has categorically stated "they can stay".
SUSPENDED Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins has "absolutely and categorically" denied allegations of inappropriate conduct made by party activist Ava Etemadzadeh.
Aluko accused Glenn of "bordering on blackmail" by saying he would only release part of her PS80,000 FA settlement if she made the statement, which she "categorically refused to write".
(TAP) - The Syrian government "categorically" denied on Tuesday US accusations that mass killings are happening at a prison north of Damascus.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry categorically rejected any ties or talks between Tehran and Afghanistan's Taliban.