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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 ?
His first care was given to the child, whose cries, indeed, as she lay writhing on the trundle-bed, made it of peremptory necessity to postpone all other business to the task of soothing her.
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.
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.
Tea ready, I was going to approach the table; but she desired me to sit still, quite in her old peremptory tones.
The general scarcity of everything, occasioned candles to be borrowed in a rather peremptory manner of Monsieur Gabelle; and in a moment of reluctance and hesitation on that functionary's part, the mender of roads, once so submissive to authority, had remarked that carriages were good to make bonfires with, and that post-horses would roast.
However much astonished I might be, I was sensible that I had no right to refuse compliance with such a peremptory command.
is the perpetually recurring thought; and there are no voices calling her away from that soliloquy, no peremptory demands to divert energy from vain regret or superfluous scruple.
The sound of the trumpets soon recalled those spectators who had already begun to leave the field; and proclamation was made that Prince John, suddenly called by high and peremptory public duties, held himself obliged to discontinue the entertainments of to-morrow's festival: Nevertheless, that, unwilling so many good yeoman should depart without a trial of skill, he was pleased to appoint them, before leaving the ground, presently to execute the competition of archery intended for the morrow.
Raoul de Chagny rose and, with a very authoritative air, pronounced these peremptory words:
The genius of the people will ill brook the inquisitive and peremptory spirit of excise laws.
Ah, gladly would I give up my life a thousand times could I only hear them once again; but I could not then give even a second to the rapture of her sweet embrace, and pressing my lips to hers for the first time, I picked her up bodily and tossed her to her seat behind Sola again, commanding the latter in peremptory tones to hold her there by force, and then, slapping the thoat upon the flank, I saw them borne away; Dejah Thoris struggling to the last to free herself from Sola's grasp.
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.