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peremptory

Pronunciation: /pəˈremptəri/

Translation of peremptory in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [person/manner] autoritario, imperioso; [order/tone] perentorio, imperioso
    Example sentences
    • Whereas the latter had tended to deal with divisions through a process of avoidance or such extended discussion that unity was effected through boring dissidents into submission, his style was brusque and peremptory.
    • So fierce is his gaze, so peremptory his order, that even the shoppers forget the cold for a moment and stare in undisguised curiosity at the man with the red hackle.
    • The next day his peremptory order to the authorities to send the irregulars home was obeyed with alacrity, and this should have been the end of the matter.
    1.2 [Law/Derecho] perentorio peremptory plea excepción (feminine) perentoria
    Example sentences
    • The appeal is scheduled for March 10th, peremptory to the Appellant, with or without counsel.
    • While the plaintiff has not acted expeditiously in this case, I am not prepared to find that the default is intentional and contumelious, that is, in deliberate contravention of a peremptory order of the court.
    • Human rights and peremptory norms of international law must be observed, and legal obligations toward third states must be respected.

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