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per·emp·to·ry

 (pə-rĕmp′tə-rē)
adj.
1.
a. Subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable: a peremptory decree.
b. Not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperative: The officer issued peremptory commands.
2. Offensively self-assured; imperious or dictatorial: a swaggering, peremptory manner.

[Latin perēmptōrius, from perēmptus, past participle of perimere, to take away : per-, per- + emere, to obtain; see em- in Indo-European roots.]

per·emp′to·ri·ly adv.
per·emp′to·ri·ness n.

peremptory

(pəˈrɛmptərɪ)
adj
1. urgent or commanding: a peremptory ring on the bell.
2. not able to be remitted or debated; decisive
3. positive or assured in speech, manner, etc; dogmatic
4. (Law) law
a. admitting of no denial or contradiction; precluding debate
b. obligatory rather than permissive
[C16: from Anglo-Norman peremptorie, from Latin peremptōrius decisive, from perimere to take away completely, from per- (intensive) + emere to take]
perˈemptorily adv
perˈemptoriness n

per•emp•to•ry

(pəˈrɛmp tə ri)

adj.
1. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative: a peremptory command.
2. imperious or dictatorial.
3. positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.
4. Law.
a. precluding or not admitting of debate or question: a peremptory edict.
b. decisive or final.
[1505–15; < Latin peremptōrius final, decisive, deadly (derivative of perimere to destroy) =per- per- + em-, base of emere to buy, orig. to take + -tōrius -tory1, with intrusive p]
per•emp′to•ri•ly, adv.
per•emp′to•ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peremptory - offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted powerperemptory - 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"
domineering - tending to domineer
2.peremptory - not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
3.peremptory - putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"
decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"

peremptory

adjective
1. imperious, arbitrary, assertive, authoritative, autocratic, dictatorial, dogmatic, bossy (informal), intolerant, domineering, overbearing, high-handed He treated his colleagues in a peremptory manner.
2. incontrovertible, final, binding, commanding, absolute, compelling, decisive, imperative, obligatory, undeniable, categorical, irrefutable He had obtained a peremptory court order for his children's return.

peremptory

adjective
Translations

peremptory

[pəˈremptərɪ] ADJ [tone] → perentorio, imperioso; [person] → imperioso, autoritario

peremptory

[pəˈrɛmptəri] adjpéremptoire

peremptory

adj command, instructionkategorisch; gesture, voicegebieterisch; personherrisch; peremptory challenge (US Jur) Ablehnung eines Geschworenen ohne Angabe von Gründen

peremptory

[pəˈrɛmptrɪ] adjperentorio/a
References in classic literature ?
Thus, in one of his disputes with them, relative to the goods on board, some of the packages of which they wished to open, to take out articles of clothing for the men or presents for the natives, he was so harsh and peremptory that they lost all patience, and hinted that they were the strongest party, and might reduce him to a very ridiculous dilemma, by taking from him the command.
A girl, whose bed was at the inner end of the room, sighed under the heavy heat of the night--and said, in peremptory tones, "Is that Cecilia?
As he talked with his companion, little flashes of peremptory authority and dignity, which sat strangely upon one so tiny, caused the young woman at times to turn her head from him that he might not see the smiles which she could scarce repress.
Tom shook her off, and stopped again, saying in a peremptory tone, "Now, Maggie, you just listen.
The mates regularly relieved each other at the watches, and for aught that could be seen to the contrary, they seemed to be the only commanders of the ship; only they sometimes issued from the cabin with orders so sudden and peremptory, that after all it was plain they but commanded vicariously.
When, awakened from his sleep, he received that cold, peremptory note from Kutuzov, he felt the more irritated the more he felt himself to blame.
Such was the discernment of Mrs Wilkins, and such the respect she bore her master, under whom she enjoyed a most excellent place, that her scruples gave way to his peremptory commands; and she took the child under her arms, without any apparent disgust at the illegality of its birth; and declaring it was a sweet little infant, walked off with it to her own chamber.
Moreover, as if perceiving at last that if he should give undiluted conscientious advice to Pip, he would be leaving him too wide a margin to jump in for the future; Stubb suddenly dropped all advice, and concluded with a peremptory command, Stick to the boat, Pip, or by the Lord, I wont pick you up if you jump; mind that.
The genius of the people will ill brook the inquisitive and peremptory spirit of excise laws.
The first three remained constantly in a small waiting-room, ready to obey the summons of a small golden bell, or to receive the orders of the Romaic slave, who knew just enough French to be able to transmit her mistress's wishes to the three other waiting-women; the latter had received most peremptory instructions from Monte Cristo to treat Haidee with all the deference they would observe to a queen.
It was I who was being summoned in peremptory tones
AT a consultation, held between Colonel Winslow and Captain Murray, [of the New England forces, charged with the duty of exiling the Acadians,] it was agreed that a proclamation should be issued at the different settlements, requiring the attendance of the people at the respective posts on the same day; which proclamation should be so ambiguous in its nature that the object for which they were to assemble could not be discerned, and so peremptory in its terms as to ensure implicit obedience.