Definition of perempt in English:

perempt

verb

US
Civil Law
  • with object To do away with or quash (a thing, especially a legal process or suit).

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Ayliffe (1676–1732), lawyer and author. From classical Latin perēmpt-, past participial stem of perimere to destroy, kill, cancel out, annul from per- + emere to buy, purchase, originally to take. Compare peremption.

Pronunciation

perempt

/pəˈrɛm(p)t/