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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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The burden of jury service will be more evenly distributed--one week for everyone--and more trials can take place if we get rid of all the wasteful preliminaries like elaborate jury questioning and peremptories.
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placed one reasonable restriction upon the use of peremptories, while leaving unblemished a litigant's right to challenge jurors bearing characteristics of other heightened scrutiny classifications such as religious affiliation.
potential jurors less the number of peremptories available to the other
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