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Peremptory

Per´emp`to`ry
a.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; dogmatical.
Be not too positive and peremptory.
- Bacon.
Briefly, then, for we are peremptory.
- Shak.
3.Firmly determined; unawed.
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.
Adj.1.peremptory - 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"
2.peremptory - not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"
3.peremptory - putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"

PEREMPTORY. Absolute; positive. A final determination to act without hope of renewing or altering. Joined to a substantive, this word is frequently used in law; as peremptory action; F. N. B. 35, 38, 104, 108; peremptory nonsuit; Id. 5, 11; peremptory exception; Bract. lib. 4, c. 20; peremptory undertaking; 3 Chit. Pract. 112, 793; peremptory challenge of jurors, which is the right to challenge without assigning any cause. Inst. 4, 13, 9 Code, 7, 50, 2; Id. 8, 36, 8; Dig. 5, 1, 70 et 73.

absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, admitting no exception, all-out, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, bigoted, binding, bossy, categorical, certain, clear, commanding, compelling, complete, compulsory, conceited, conclusive, de rigueur, decided, decisive, decretal, decretive, decretory, definite, definitive, despotic, determinate, dictated, dictating, dictatorial, directive, doctrinaire, doctrinarian, dogmatic, dogmatizing, domineering, downright, emphatic, entailed, entire, explicit, express, feudal, final, firm, fixed, flat, flat-out, global, grinding, hard-and-fast, high-handed, imperative, imperial, imperious, implicit, imposed, inappealable, incontrovertible, indisputable, insistent, instructive, irrefutable, irrevocable, jussive, lordly, magisterial, magistral, mandated, mandating, mandatory, masterful, monocratic, must, necessary, obligating, obligatory, obstinate, opinionated, opinionative, opinioned, oppressive, oracular, out-and-out, outright, overbearing, overruling, perfect, pontifical, positive, positivistic, preceptive, preclusive, prescript, prescriptive, pronunciative, repressive, required, round, self-opinionated, self-opinioned, severe, straight, straight-out, strict, suppressive, total, tyrannical, tyrannous, ultimate, uncircumscribed, uncompromising, unconditional, unconditioned, undoubting, unequivocal, unhampered, unhesitating, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unwaivable, utter, whole, without appeal, without exception, without reserve
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