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peradventure

[pur-uh d-ven-cher, per-] /ˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr-/
noun
1.
chance, doubt, or uncertainty.
2.
adverb
3.
Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English per aventure < Old French. See per, adventure
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British Dictionary definitions for per-adventure

peradventure

/pərədˈvɛntʃə; ˌpɜːr-/
adverb
1.
by chance; perhaps
noun
2.
chance, uncertainty, or doubt
Word Origin
C13: from Old French par aventure by chance
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Word Origin and History for per-adventure

peradventure

adv.

1620s, from Middle English peraventure (mid-15c.), from per auenture (late 13c.), from Old French par aventure (see adventure). Refashioned as though from Latin.

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