Peremptory

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  • putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"
  • not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"
  • 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 magisteri

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  • Peremptory: Peremptory can refer to any of the following concepts in law: Peremptory challenge Peremptory norm Peremptory plea
  • 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 written command)
  • Peremptory challenge: Peremptory challenge in law refers to a right in jury selection for the attorneys to reject a certain number of potential jurors without stating a reason
  • Peremptory plea: In the common law, the peremptory pleas (pleas in bar) are pleas that set out special reasons for which a trial cannot go ahead. They are the plea of autrefois
  • Peremptory norm: A peremptory norm (also called jus cogens or ius cogens, /ˌdʒʌs ˈkoʊdʒɛnz/ or /ˌjʌs/; Latin for "compelling law") is a fundamental principle of international

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