An example of peremptory is when someone says "Come over here right now!"
An example of peremptory is when a court rules on an issue and hands down judgment.
A swaggering, peremptory manner.
A peremptory manner.
Origin of peremptory
- Latin perēmptōrius from perēmptus past participle of perimere to take away per- per- emere to obtain em- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition