peremptory

[puh-remp-tuh-ree, per-uhmp-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
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.
that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc.: a peremptory edict.
b.
decisive or final.
c.
in which a command is absolute and unconditional: a peremptory writ.

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin peremptōrius final, decisive, literally, deadly, destructive (derivative of perimere to take away fully, destroy, slay), equivalent to per- per- + em-, base of emere to buy, orig. to take + -tōrius -tory1, with intrusive p

peremptorily, adverb
peremptoriness, noun
overperemptorily, adverb
overperemptorilyness, noun
overperemptory, adjective
unperemptorily, adverb
unperemptoriness, noun
unperemptory, adjective

peremptory, preemptive.


2. arbitrary, dogmatic, domineering.
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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
 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'emptorily
 
adv
 
per'emptoriness
 
n

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peremptory
"decisive," 1513, legal term, from Anglo-Fr. peremptorie, from M.Fr. peremtoire, from L. peremptorius "destructive, decisive, final," from peremptor "destroyer," from perimpere "destroy, cut off," from per- "away entirely, to destruction" + emere "to take" (see exempt). Of
persons or their words, "certain, assured, brooking no debate," 1586.
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Example sentences
Each side in a trial has the right to peremptorily reject a given number of potential jurors without stating a reason.
He peremptorily announces what he means by his words.
The state, on the trial of any criminal prosecution, may challenge peremptorily
  the same number of jurors as the accused.
The defense and prosecution shall each be allowed to peremptorily challenge
  twelve jurors.
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