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pre-emptory

adj.

also preemptory, 1822, "relating to pre-emption," from pre-emption + -ory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • The command was such a pre-emptory one that the cadets obeyed.

    The Putnam Hall Encampment Arthur M. Winfield
  • Two weeks later an older brother called with a pre-emptory demand that she return home with him.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger

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