Etymology
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peradventure (adv.)

"perhaps, possibly, maybe," Middle English peraventure,paraventure (late 14c.), per auenture (c. 1300), from Old French par aventure (see per + adventure (n.)). Refashioned 17c. as though from Latin.

updated on March 24, 2020

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Definitions of peradventure from WordNet
1
peradventure (n.)
doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case;
this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent
2
peradventure (adv.)
by chance;
it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time
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