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Definitions of peremptory:
  • adjective:   putting an end to all debate or action
    Example: "A peremptory decree"
  • adjective:   not allowing contradiction or refusal
    Example: "Spoke in peremptory tones"
  • adjective:   offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    Example: "A swaggering peremptory manner"

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