- 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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Example sentences from the Web for peremptorily
"But of course, papa, you 'll not permit it; you 'll forbid him peremptorily," broke in Bella.Tony Butler|Charles James Lever
They appealed to Stephen, Bishop of Rome, who peremptorily ordered that both be reinstated.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
Yet it did cause such uneasiness and was peremptorily checked.
Another time a pretty girl at Augsburg became familiar with him, and Max checked her peremptorily.Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy|Charles Major
Annette had not been well the day before, and Connie had peremptorily forbidden her to sit up.Lady Connie|Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for peremptorily
- admitting of no denial or contradiction; precluding debate
- obligatory rather than permissive