peremptory

[ puh-remp-tuh-ree, per-uhmp-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF peremptory
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PEREMPTORY

He tried to evade immediate payment, but on this point his creditor was peremptory.

A peremptory order from de Naarboveck had caused Wilhelmine to descend.

It is the peremptory military spirit which prevails in the government of honour.

He was so peremptory that Andre-Louis turned to look at him.

Thorpe hailed him, with a peremptory tone, and gave the brusque order, "Strand!"

A peremptory order to surrender the house and demesne was also issued.

"Give me this revolver," said Willems, in a peremptory tone.

This uplifting illusion made him inquisitorial and peremptory.

"This is somewhat of a peremptory proceeding," replied Jack.

I have got a peremptory letter from the bishop, and must be back in Murranakilty as soon as I can.'

WORD ORIGIN

"decisive," mid-15c., legal term, from Anglo-French peremptorie, from Middle French peremtoire, from Latin peremptorius "destructive, decisive, final," from peremptor "destroyer," from perimpere "destroy, cut off," from per- "away entirely, to destruction" (see per) + emere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). Of persons or their words, "certain, assured, brooking no debate," 1580s. Related: Peremptorily.

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