Definitions for peradventureˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•ad•ven•tureˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr-(n.)

  1. chance, doubt, or uncertainty.

  2. surmise.

  3. (adv.)Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps.

Origin of peradventure:

1250–1300; ME per aventure < OF. See per , adventure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peradventure(adverb)

    doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case

    "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"

  2. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure(adverb)

    by chance

    "perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"


  1. peradventure(Noun)

    chance, doubt or uncertainty

    Proved beyond peradventure. uE000198033uE001 South.

  2. peradventure(Adverb)

    perchance or maybe; perhaps

  3. Origin: peraventure, from par aventure. Spelling modified as though from Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peradventure

    by chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing

  2. Peradventure(noun)

    chance; hap; hence, doubt; question; as, proved beyond peradventure

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