Variant of peril
- exposure to harm or injury; danger; jeopardy
- something that may cause harm or injury
Origin: OFr from Classical Latin periculum, danger from base an unverified form per- (as inch(es) experiri, to try) from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, to try, risk, come over from source fear, fare
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