[puh-remp-tuh-ree, per-uh mp-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /pəˈrɛmp tə ri, ˈpɛr əmpˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative:
a peremptory command.
imperious or dictatorial.
positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.
urgent or commanding: a peremptory ring on the bell
not able to be remitted or debated; decisive
positive or assured in speech, manner, etc; dogmatic
“decisive,” mid-15c., legal term, from Anglo-French peremptorie, from Middle French peremtoire, from Latin peremptorius “destructive, decisive, final,” from peremptor “destroyer,” from perimpere “destroy, cut off,” from per- “away entirely, to destruction” (see per) + emere “to take” (see exempt (adj.)). Of persons or their words, “certain, assured, brooking no debate,” 1580s. Related: Peremptorily.
noun, Law. 1. a formal objection to the service of a juror by a party to a criminal prosecution or a civil action that requires no showing of cause.
noun, Law. 1. a plea in bar of an action.
perencephaly per·en·ceph·a·ly (pûr’ěn-sěf’ə-lē) n. A condition marked by cerebral cysts.
/ˈpɛrənˌdeɪl/ noun 1. (NZ) a Romney-Cheviot crossbreed of sheep
[per-uh-neyt, puh-ren-eyt] /ˈpɛr əˌneɪt, pəˈrɛn eɪt/ verb (used without object), perennated, perennating. Botany. 1. to survive from season to season for an indefinite number of years. /ˈpɛrɪˌneɪt; pəˈrɛneɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) (of plants) to live from one growing season to another, usually with a period of reduced activity between seasons