Definitions for: Peremptory

[adj] putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"
[adj] not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in commanding (or peremptory) tones"; "peremptory commands"
[adj] offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"

Webster (1913) Definition: Per"emp*to*ry, a. [L. peremptorius destructive,
deadly, decisive, final: cf. F. p['e]remptorie. See
1. Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of
question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive;
conclusive; final.

Think of heaven with hearty purposes and peremptory
designs to get thither. --Jer. Taylor.

2. Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial;

Be not too positive and peremptory. --Bacon.

Briefly, then, for we are peremptory. --Shak.

3. Firmly determined; unawed. [Poetic] --Shak.

Peremptory challenge (Law) See under Challenge.

Peremptory mandamus, a final and absolute mandamus.

Peremptory plea, a plea by a defendant tending to impeach
the plaintiff's right of action; a plea in bar.

Syn: Decisive; positive; absolute; authoritative; express;
arbitrary; dogmatical.

Synonyms: autocratic, bossy, commanding, decisive, dominating, domineering, high-and-mighty, imperative, magisterial

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