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Chance or uncertainty; doubt.
[Middle English per aventure, from Old French, by chance : per, through (from Latin; see per) + aventure, chance; see adventure.]
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by chance; perhaps
chance, uncertainty, or doubt
[C13: from Old French par aventure by chance]
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per•ad•ven•ture(ˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr-)
1. chance, doubt, or uncertainty.
3. Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps.
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|Noun||1.||peradventure - doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case; "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"|
|Adv.||1.||peradventure - 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"|
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adv (old: = perhaps) → vielleicht; if/lest peradventure → falls
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