Absolute; positive. A final determination to act without hope of renewing or altering. Joined to a substantive, this word is frequently used in law; as peremptory action; Imperative; absolute; not admitting of question, delay, or reconsideration. Positive; final; decisive; not admitting of any alternative. Self-determined; arbitrary; not requiring any cause to be shown. Peremptory day. A day assigned for trial or hearing in court, absolutely and without further opportunity for postponement. Peremptory exception. In the civil law. Any defense which denies entirely the ground of action. Peremptory paper. A list of the causes which were enlarged at the request of the parties, or which stood over from press of business in court. Peremptory rate. In practice. An absolute rule; a rule without any condition or alternative of showing cause. Peremptory undertaking. An undertaking by a plaintiff to bring on a cause for trial at the next sittings or assizes. Lush, Pr. 649. As to peremptory “Challenge,” “Defense,” “Instruction,” “Mandamus,” “Nonsuit,” “Plea,” and “Writ,” see those titles.