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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Latin
Origin: peremptorius, from perimere 'to take completely, destroy'

peremptory

adjective
     
pe‧remp‧to‧ry formal
peremptory behaviour, speech etc is not polite or friendly and shows that the person speaking expects to be obeyed immediately:
a peremptory demand for silence
peremptorily adverb

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