[pur-uh d-ven-cher, per-] /ˌpɜr ədˈvɛn tʃər, ˌpɛr-/

chance, doubt, or uncertainty.
Archaic. it may be; maybe; possibly; perhaps.
/pərədˈvɛntʃə; ˌpɜːr-/
by chance; perhaps
chance, uncertainty, or doubt

1620s, from Middle English peraventure (mid-15c.), from per auenture (late 13c.), from Old French par aventure (see adventure). Refashioned as though from Latin.


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