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Sep 27, 2016 11:03 IST

    Meaning:  Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    Pronunciation: puh-remp-tuh-ree

    Usage/Example: 1. The peremptory challenge right now shares one problem with the two leading presidential contenders: high negatives. (Source: Lexology (registration))

    2. Under the Batson challenge, a judge can object to the prosecution or defense team's peremptory strikes during the jury selection process. (Source: Bay Net)

    3. The lawyers also can ask to excuse a potential juror with no reason given, what's called a peremptory challenge. (Source: OregonLive.com)

    Synonyms and Antonyms: Peremptory

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