The sure challenges are the peremptory ones without any cause stated or reason given.
Morely concentrated on the man, then concentrated on a single, peremptory thought.
She heard Mr. Royall's voice, low and peremptory, and opened the door, fearing an accident.
A peremptory movement of the squire's hand stopped him, and they went in.
Sam's sudden assertion of his authority, in terms so peremptory, took Jake completely by surprise.
But, to this question, observation gives a peremptory answer.
The colonel brought the discussion to a close with a peremptory command.
This time, however, the summons was peremptory; the sentence was final; there was no reprieve.
Roy's tone was peremptory, but Dudley never moved, until the command was given in a sharper tone.
There was a general sensation at this, for his manner was peremptory and almost dictatorial.
"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.