Per"emp*to*ry (?), a. [L. peremptorius destructive, deadly, decisive, final: cf. F. p'eremptorie. See Perempt.]
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.
Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical.
Be not too positive and peremptory.
Briefly, then, for we are peremptory.
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.
Syn. -- Decisive; positive; absolute; authoritative; express; arbitrary; dogmatical.
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