Perempt
Perempt Per*empt", v. t. [L. peremptus, p. p. of perimere to take away entirely, to destroy; per (see {Per-}) + OL. emere to take. See {Redeem}.] (Law) To destroy; to defeat. [R.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

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  • perempt — verb To destroy or defeat. See Also: peremptory …   Wiktionary

  • perempt — /parem(p)t/ In old ecclesiastical procedure, to waive or bar an appeal by one s own act so as partially to comply with or acquiesce in a sentence of a court …   Black's law dictionary

  • perempt — transitive verb Etymology: Latin peremptus, past participle of perimere more at peremptory obsolete : quash …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peremptory challenge — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peremptory mandamus — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peremptory plea — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peremptory — [pə rɛm(p)t(ə)ri, pɛrɪm ] adjective 1》 insisting on immediate attention or obedience; brusque and imperious. 2》 Law not open to appeal or challenge; final. Derivatives peremptorily adverb peremptoriness noun Origin ME: via Anglo Norman Fr. from L …   English new terms dictionary

  • peremptory — adj. 1 (of a statement or command) admitting no denial or refusal. 2 (of a person, a person s manner, etc.) dogmatic; imperious; dictatorial. 3 Law not open to appeal or challenge; final. 4 absolutely fixed; essential. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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