[ pur-uh d-ven-cher, per- ]
/ ˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr- /


chance, doubt, or uncertainty.


Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps.


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Origin of peradventure

1250–1300; Middle English per aventure < Old French. See per, adventure

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British Dictionary definitions for peradventure

/ (pərədˈvɛntʃə, ˌpɜːr-) archaic /


by chance; perhaps


chance, uncertainty, or doubt

Word Origin for peradventure

C13: from Old French par aventure by chance
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