peremptory
pe·remp·to·ry 1 /pə-'remp-tə-rē/ adj [Late Latin peremptorius, from Latin, destructive, from perimere to take entirely, destroy]
1: permitting no dispute, alternative, or delay; specif: not providing an opportunity to show cause why one should not comply
when the right to require the performance of the act is clear and it is apparent that no valid excuse can be given for not performing it, a peremptory mandamus may be allowedRevised Statutes of Nebraska
2: not requiring cause see also peremptory challenge at challenge
pe·remp·to·ri·ly /pə-'remp-tə-rə-lē, -ˌremp-'tōr-ə-lē/ adv
pe·remp·to·ri·ness /-'remp-tə-rē-nəs/ n
peremptory 2 n pl -ries: peremptory challenge at challenge

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

peremptory
I (absolute) adjective actual, axiomatic, certain, complete, decided, decisive, definite, determinate, determined, express, final, imperious, implicit, incontrovertible, independent, overbearing, perfect, positive, real, resolute, resolved, self-existent, total, unalterable, unconditional, unconditioned, unequivocal, unlimited, unqualified, unquestionable, unrestricted, without limitation associated concepts: peremptory adjournment, peremptory challenge, peremptory exception, peremptory plea, peremptory writ II (imperative) adjective assertive, authoritative, commanding, compulsory, crucial, decisive, demanding, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, essential, exigent, firm, imperious, important, inexorable, inflexible, iron-handed, mandatory, necessary, obligatory, paramount, pressing, unavoidable, urgent associated concepts: peremptory instruction III index compelling, compulsory, decisive, dictatorial, dogmatic, inappealable, insistent, mandatory, severe, supercilious, tyrannous, unequivocal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


peremptory
adj.
Absolute; final; indisputable.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


peremptory
1) Final and absolute.
2) Not requiring any showing of cause. (See also: peremptory challenge)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


peremptory
adj. Final; conclusive; positive; incontrovertible. In a jury selection, each side is permitted a certain number of peremptory challenges for which no explanation is necessary. A peremptory trial date may be set so as to assure a speedy trial.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Peremptory — Per emp*to*ry, a. [L. peremptorius destructive, deadly, decisive, final: cf. F. p[ e]remptorie. See {Perempt}.] 1. Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peremptory — can refer to any of the following concepts in law:* Peremptory challenge * Peremptory norm * Peremptory plea …   Wikipedia

  • peremptory — [pər emp′tə rē] adj. [LL peremptorius, decisive, final < L, destructive, deadly < peremptus, pp. of perimere, to destroy < per , intens. + emere, to take, buy: see REDEEM] 1. Law a) barring further action, debate, question, etc.; final;… …   English World dictionary

  • peremptory — means ‘admitting no denial or refusal’ and not (perhaps by confusion with perfunctory) ‘abrupt, sudden’. A peremptory decision is not one that has been hastily reached but one that is definitive. The word is normally pronounced with the stress on …   Modern English usage

  • peremptory — decisive, 1510s, legal term, from Anglo Fr. peremptorie, from M.Fr. peremtoire, from L. peremptorius destructive, decisive, final, from peremptor destroyer, from perimpere destroy, cut off, from per away entirely, to destruction (see PER (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • peremptory — imperative, imperious, *masterful, domineering Analogous words: decisive, *decided: positive, certain (see SURE): *dictatorial, dogmatic, oracular …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • peremptory — [adj] overbearing, authoritative absolute, arbitrary, assertive, autocratic, binding, bossy, categorical, certain, commanding, compelling, decided, decisive, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, final, finished, firm, fixed, highhanded, imperative …   New thesaurus

  • peremptory — ► ADJECTIVE 1) insisting on immediate attention or obedience; brusque and imperious. 2) Law not open to appeal or challenge; final. DERIVATIVES peremptorily adverb peremptoriness noun. ORIGIN Latin peremptorius deadly, decisive …   English terms dictionary

  • peremptory — /parem(p)tariy/ Imperative; final; decisive; absolute; conclusive; positive; not admitting of question, delay, reconsideration or of any alternative. Self determined; arbitrary; not requiring any cause to be shown. Wolfe v. State, 147 Tex.Cr.R.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • peremptory — adjective Etymology: Middle English peremptorie, from Anglo French, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin peremptorius, from Latin, destructive, from perimere to take entirely, destroy, from per thoroughly + emere to take more at redeem Date: 15th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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