- that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc.: a peremptory edict.
- decisive or final.
- in which a command is absolute and unconditional: a peremptory writ.
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Origin of peremptory
OTHER WORDS FROM peremptory
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peremptoryperemptory , preemptive
Example sentences from the Web for peremptory
The feeling of uneasiness which he had peremptorily dismissed stole over him once more.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Peremptorily the steel magnates refused to continue the sliding scale previously agreed upon as a guarantee of peace.
We scarcely deserve sympathy, if we peremptorily refuse advice, bearing upon our elevation.
The will to live leaps into being peremptorily, more compelling and imperative at the implied challenge.
Several times, as though to tease him, she came back to this question, but each time peremptorily he refused to discuss it.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for peremptory
- admitting of no denial or contradiction; precluding debate
- obligatory rather than permissive