Definition of peremptory
What does the word peremptory mean?
part of speech: adjective
Decisive, final, esp. (Law) p. mandamus (in which the command is absolute), p. writ (enforcing defendant\'s appearance without option); (of statement or command) admitting no denial or refusal; absolutely fixed, essential; (of person &c.) dogmatic, imperious, dictatorial. Hence peremptorily adv., peremptoriness n. [Latin]