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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peremptory \Per"emp*to*ry\, a. [L. peremptorius destructive, deadly, decisive, final: cf. F. p['e]remptorie. See Perempt.] 1. Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final. [1913 Webster] Think of heaven with hearty purposes and peremptory designs to get thither. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical. [1913 Webster] Be not too positive and peremptory. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Briefly, then, for we are peremptory. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Firmly determined; unawed. [Poetic] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Peremptory challenge (Law) See under Challenge. Peremptory mandamus, a final and absolute mandamus. Peremptory plea, a plea by a defendant tending to impeach the plaintiff's right of action; a plea in bar. [1913 Webster] Syn: Decisive; positive; absolute; authoritative; express; arbitrary; dogmatical. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PEREMPTORY PLEA, pleading. A plea which denies the plaintiff's cause of action. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2891. Vide Plea.