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peremption

noun pe·remp·tion \ pə-ˈremp-shən \

legal Definition of peremption

in the civil law of Louisiana :the absolute extinguishment of a right that prevents the bringing of an action
  • a claim barred by peremption
; also :the period of time after which such an extinguishment automatically occurs — compare prescription

Origin and Etymology of peremption

Late Latin peremption- peremptio, the act of quashing, from Latin perimere to take away entirely, destroy, kill


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