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The dict-ified word of the day is peremptory

| source : web1913 | 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. Think of heaven with hearty purposes and peremptory designs to get thither. --Jer. Taylor. 2. Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical. Be not too positive and peremptory. --Bacon. Briefly, then, for we are peremptory. --Shak. 3. Firmly determined; unawed. [Poetic] --Shak. {Peremptory challenge} (Law) See under {Challenge}. {Peremptory mandamus}, a final and absolute mandamus. {Peremptory plea}, a plea by a defendant tending to impeach the plaintiff's right of action; a plea in bar. Syn: Decisive; positive; absolute; authoritative; express; arbitrary; dogmatical. | source : wn | peremptory adj 1: offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner" [syn: {autocratic}, {bossy}, {dominating}, {high-and-mighty}, {magisterial}] 2: not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in commanding (or peremptory) tones"; "peremptory commands" [syn: {commanding}] 3: putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"

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