- 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.
Origin of peremptory
Can be confusedperemptory preemptive
Examples from the Web for peremptoriness
"Come, Jimmy," said the master, with a touch of peremptoriness.Cressy|Bret Harte
There may be disobedience without this peremptoriness of command, but it cannot be a serious fault.Explanation of Catholic Morals|John H. Stapleton
This law is almost without parallel in severity, peremptoriness, and defiant contempt for National authority.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
A deep, masculine voice, unmistakable in the peremptoriness of its command, sounded from the massed tangle of the hillside.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck
He spoke with peremptoriness, as he placed a chair for her feet, so that she might sit with her back to the loom.The Graysons|Edward Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for peremptoriness
- admitting of no denial or contradiction; precluding debate
- obligatory rather than permissive