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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pe·remp·to·ry /pəˈrɛm(p)t(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·emp·to·ry a.
 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]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 peremptory
         tones"; "peremptory commands"
      3: putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory