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peradventure

[ pur-uhd-ven-cher, per- ]
/ ˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr- /
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noun Rare.
chance, doubt, or uncertainty.
adverb
Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps.
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Origin of peradventure

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English per aventure, from Old French; see per, adventure

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British Dictionary definitions for peradventure

peradventure
/ (pərədˈvɛntʃə, ˌpɜːr-) archaic /

adverb
by chance; perhaps
noun
chance, uncertainty, or doubt

Word Origin for peradventure

C13: from Old French par aventure by chance
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