peremptory


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peremptory

Law
a. admitting of no denial or contradiction; precluding debate
b. obligatory rather than permissive
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The captain himself shared in the general anxiety, and probably repented of his peremptory orders.
This expression of generous sentiment appeared to have an irritating effect on the peremptory young person who took the lead in the room.
Tulliver was a peremptory man, and, as he said, would never let anybody get hold of his whip-hand; but he went out rather sullenly, carrying his piece of plumcake, and not intending to reprieve Maggie's punishment, which was no more than she deserved.
At least her father would stroke her head and say, "Never mind, my wench." It is a wonderful subduer, this need of love,--this hunger of the heart,--as peremptory as that other hunger by which Nature forces us to submit to the yoke, and change the face of the world.
It was I who was being summoned in peremptory tones!
AT a consultation, held between Colonel Winslow and Captain Murray, [of the New England forces, charged with the duty of exiling the Acadians,] it was agreed that a proclamation should be issued at the different settlements, requiring the attendance of the people at the respective posts on the same day; which proclamation should be so ambiguous in its nature that the object for which they were to assemble could not be discerned, and so peremptory in its terms as to ensure implicit obedience.
Clayton was quick to lend a hand, but the ape-man jabbered to him in a commanding and peremptory tone something which Clayton knew to be orders, though he could not understand them.
But Fred did not go to Stone Court the next day, for reasons that were quite peremptory. From those visits to unsanitary Houndsley streets in search of Diamond, he had brought back not only a bad bargain in horse-flesh, but the further misfortune of some ailment which for a day or two had deemed mere depression and headache, but which got so much worse when he returned from his visit to Stone Court that, going into the dining-room, he threw himself on the sofa, and in answer to his mother's anxious question, said, "I feel very ill: I think you must send for Wrench."
Da Souza I wish to see him here at once," he told the servant, and, though the message was a trifle peremptory from a host to his guest, Da Souza promptly appeared, suave and cheerful.
(185.) See Hoffman, supra note 15, at 871 (discussing that, while peremptory challenges are not leaving the American legal system any time soon, there may come a day where jury trials may not exist as they are known today).
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled Bill C-75, an omnibus bill that would include the elimination of "peremptory challenges," a means used by lawyers to reject potential jury members without providing a reason to the court for doing so.
The book declares opinion on Nelson was divided, with some finding him "dedicated, dutiful and a good preacher" and others claiming he was "sarcastic, peremptory and snide".