Siege Perilous


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Siege Perilous

n.
In Arthurian legend, a seat at King Arthur's Round Table kept for the knight destined to find the Holy Grail and fatal for any other occupant.

Siege Perilous

n
(European Myth & Legend) (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)]

Siege′ Per′ilous



n.
a vacant seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the predestined finder of the Holy Grail and fatal to pretenders.
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Noun1.Siege Perilous - the legendary seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail; it was fatal for anyone else to sit in it
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Sir Launcelot, in his richest armor, came striding along the great hall now on his way to the stock- board; he was president of the stock-board, and occu- pied the Siege Perilous, which he had bought of Sir Galahad; for the stock-board consisted of the Knights of the Round Table, and they used the Round Table for business purposes now.
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And one of those, like unto the Siege Perilous on King Arthur's Round Table, is always left vacant.
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This empty place, called the Siege Perilous, could not be occupied without peril except by the destined Grail hero.