1. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative: a peremptory command.

2. imperious or dictatorial.

3. positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.

4. Law.
a. that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc.: a peremptory edict.
b. decisive or final.
c. in which a command is absolute and unconditional: a peremptory writ.
The person was such a shame to the town that the mayor told him in a peremptory tone that he had to leave and never come back.
by Skater218 May 17, 2007
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