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

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(4) Gone is his peremptoriness of Political Justice, where the "nothing-could-be-more-evident" introductions evidenced the author's uncompromising attitude.
Peremptoriness spilled almost into perfunctoriness here, the players (three of them siblings) knowing each other almost too well to accommodate the kind of give-and-take which characterises the finest chamber music playing.
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Elnora's peremptoriness shows clearly that she does not entertain the least doubt about the possibility that Narcissa will ever be a Sartoris: the future tense she chooses is highly significant in this respect, because it conveys a sense of perpetual unavailability of the name Sartoris for Narcissa, one without room for negotiation or the idea of change.
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