Siege Perilous

Siege Perilous

noun Arthurian Romance.
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
 
n
(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
 
[from siege (in the archaic sense: a seat or throne)]

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