The sure challenges are the peremptory ones without any cause stated or reason given.
A peremptory order from de Naarboveck had caused Wilhelmine to descend.
She heard Mr. Royall's voice, low and peremptory, and opened the door, fearing an accident.
He was so peremptory that Andre-Louis turned to look at him.
Sam's sudden assertion of his authority, in terms so peremptory, took Jake completely by surprise.
A peremptory order to surrender the house and demesne was also issued.
The colonel brought the discussion to a close with a peremptory command.
"You will please take it," he replied, in a peremptory manner; and she took it.
Roy's tone was peremptory, but Dudley never moved, until the command was given in a sharper tone.
After this, a peremptory summons from the bell dismissed us precipitately to bed.
"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.