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Siege Perilous

noun, Arthurian Romance.
1.
a vacant seat at the Round Table that could be filled only by the predestined finder of the Holy Grail and was fatal to pretenders.
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Siege Perilous

noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) the seat at the Round Table that could be filled only by the knight destined to find the Holy Grail and that was fatal to anyone else
Word Origin
from siege (in the archaic sense: a seat or throne)
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