per adventure

peradventure

[pur-uhd-ven-cher, per-]
noun
1.
chance, doubt, or uncertainty.
adverb
3.
Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps.

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

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peradventure (pərədˈvɛntʃə, ˌpɜːr-)
 
adv
1.  by chance; perhaps
 
n
2.  chance, uncertainty, or doubt
 
[C13: from Old French par aventure by chance]

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peradventure
1620s, from M.E. peraventure (mid-15c.), from per auenture (late 13c.), from O.Fr. par aventure (see adventure). Refashioned as though from Latin.
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