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. [1913 Webster]

Think of heaven with hearty purposes and peremptory designs to get thither. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical. [1913 Webster]

Be not too positive and peremptory. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Briefly, then, for we are peremptory. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Firmly determined; unawed. [Poetic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Decisive; positive; absolute; authoritative; express; arbitrary; dogmatical. [1913 Webster]


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