Peremptory

Definition of Peremptory

Per´emp`to`ry
a.1.Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
Think of heaven with hearty purposes and peremptory designs to get thither.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical.
Be not too positive and peremptory.
- Bacon.
Briefly, then, for we are peremptory.
- Shak.
3.Firmly determined; unawed.
Peremptory challenge
(Law) See under Challenge.
Peremptory mandamus
a final and absolute mandamus.
Peremptory plea
a plea by a defendant tending to impeach the plaintiff's right of action; a plea in bar.

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