Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Peremptory'
Peremptory Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner" [syn: autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial]
- not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"
- putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"
- Peremptory \Per"emp*to*ry\, a. [L. peremptorius destructive,
deadly, decisive, final: cf. F. p['e]remptorie. See
- 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.
- Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical. Be not too positive and peremptory. --Bacon. Briefly, then, for we are peremptory. --Shak.
- Firmly determined; unawed. [Poetic] --Shak. 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. Syn: Decisive; positive; absolute; authoritative; express; arbitrary; dogmatical.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Peremptory'
- Peremptory: Peremptory can refer to any of the following concepts in law: Peremptory challenge Peremptory norm Peremptory plea
- Peremptory challenge: Peremptory challenge usually refers to a right in jury selection for the defense and prosecution to reject a certain number of potential ...
- Peremptory norm: A peremptory norm (also called jus cogens or ius cogens, Latin for "compelling law", ˌdʒʌs ˈkoʊdʒɛnz or /ˌjʌs/ |) is a fundamental ...
- Peremptory plea: In the common law , the peremptory pleas (pleas in bar), are plea s that set out special reasons for which a trial cannot go ahead. ...
- Peremptory writ of mandamus: A peremptory writ of mandamus (also peremptory writ of mandate or simply peremptory mandamus) is an absolute and unqualified writ (a formal ...
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