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Related to peremptory: preemptory
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.]
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]
per•emp•to•ry(pəˈrɛmp tə ri)
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.
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]
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|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"|
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"
1. imperious, arbitrary, assertive, authoritative, autocratic, dictatorial, dogmatic, bossy (informal), intolerant, domineering, overbearing, high-handed He treated his colleagues in a peremptory manner.