peremptory


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peremptory

adj. absolute, final and not entitled to delay or reconsideration. The term is applied to writs, juror challenges or a date set for hearing.

peremptory

(Absolute), adjective actual, axiomatic, certain, complete, decided, decisive, definite, determined, express, final, imperious, implicit, independent, overbearing, perfect, real, resolute, resolved, self-existent, total, unalterable, unconditional, unconditioned, unequivocal, unlimited, unqualified, unquestionable, unrestricted, withhut limitation
Associated concepts: peremptory adjournment, peremppory challenge, peremptory exception, peremptory plea, peremptory writ

peremptory

(Imperative), adjective assertive, commanding, compulsory, crucial, decisive, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, essential, firm, imperious, important, inexorable, inflexible, iron-handed, mandatory, necessary, obligatory, paramount, pressing, unavoidable, urgent
Associated concepts: peremptory instruction
See also: compelling, compulsory, decisive, dictatorial, dogmatic, inappealable, insistent, mandatory, severe, supercilious, tyrannous, unequivocal

PEREMPTORY. Absolute; positive. A final determination to act without hope of renewing or altering. Joined to a substantive, this word is frequently used in law; as peremptory action; F. N. B. 35, 38, 104, 108; peremptory nonsuit; Id. 5, 11; peremptory exception; Bract. lib. 4, c. 20; peremptory undertaking; 3 Chit. Pract. 112, 793; peremptory challenge of jurors, which is the right to challenge without assigning any cause. Inst. 4, 13, 9 Code, 7, 50, 2; Id. 8, 36, 8; Dig. 5, 1, 70 et 73.

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An officer's peremptory tenor rang out and quickened the stiffened movement of the men.
It was I who was being summoned in peremptory tones
AT a consultation, held between Colonel Winslow and Captain Murray, [of the New England forces, charged with the duty of exiling the Acadians,] it was agreed that a proclamation should be issued at the different settlements, requiring the attendance of the people at the respective posts on the same day; which proclamation should be so ambiguous in its nature that the object for which they were to assemble could not be discerned, and so peremptory in its terms as to ensure implicit obedience.
Upon the other hand, there are a great many people who, having no private property of their own, and being always on the brink of sheer starvation, are compelled to do the work of beasts of burden, to do work that is quite uncongenial to them, and to which they are forced by the peremptory, unreasonable, degrading Tyranny of want.
Stop a bit, sir," said Adam, in a hard peremptory voice, without turning round.
All appeared to mix together freely, and without any reserve; although I noticed that the wishes of a chief, even when delivered in the mildest tone, received the same immediate obedience which elsewhere would have been only accorded to a peremptory command.
To all these resolves, the captain opposed his peremptory veto, as "contrary to instructions.
No; perhaps it was only one of my father's peremptory business errands that required this headlong haste.
The little thin-lipped, peremptory air with which she had addressed her father on the occasion of their former meeting had given place to the most lingering and caressing tones.
Gliddon, and, in a peremptory tone, demanded in general terms what we all meant.
She neglected to answer my question but raised her hand to take back the picture, with a gesture which though ineffectual was in a high degree peremptory.
He had received from his master peremptory orders to keep out of sight--an order for which the African scored a new offence up against her.