- perhaps; possibly
- by chance
Origin of peradventureMiddle English perauenture ; from Old French par'aventure ; from par (L per), by + aventure, a chance, adventure
chance; question; doubt: beyond peradventure
Chance or uncertainty; doubt.
Origin of peradventureMiddle English per aventure, from Old French, by chance : per, through (from Latin; see per) + aventure, chance; see adventure.
Middle English peraventure, from Old French par aventure. Spelling modified as though from Latin.