preemptory vs peremptory : Common Errors in English

About preemptory vs peremptory

“Peremptory” (meaning “imperative” ) is often misspelled andmispronounced “preemptory” through confusion caused by the influence ofthe verb “preempt,” whose adjectival form is actually “preemptive.”

peremptory Meaning(s)

  • (s) not allowing contradiction or refusal
  • (s) putting an end to all debate or action
  • (s) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

preemptory in News

  1. Territorial Prison inmates evacuated

    In a "preemptory and cautionary" move, the Colorado Department of Corrections is evacuating offenders from Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility tonight.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  2. Territorial Prison being evacuated

    In a "preemptory and cautionary" move, the Colorado Department of Corrections is evacuating offenders from Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility tonight.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Canon City Daily Record

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