Definition of peremptory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

peremptory

adjective
pəˈremptəri
 
; pəˈremptəri
 
(formal, disapproving)
 
(especially of somebody's manner or behaviour) expecting to be obeyed immediately and without question or refusala peremptory summonsThe letter was peremptory in tone.with a peremptory wave of his hand
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