pə remp tə ri
1. not permitting refusal or disobedience.
example: A peremptory order from the captain put a stop to our idling.
2. expressive of a command; imperative.
example: a peremptory tone of voice.
3. having an arrogant or imperious quality; dictatorial.
example: He speaks in an offensive, peremptory way.
4. in law, not allowing for debate or argument.
example: a peremptory challenge.