Perchance meaning

pər-chăns
Perhaps; possibly.
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By chance; accidentally.
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Perhaps; possibly.
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Perchance is defined as by chance or perhaps.

When you may run into someone by pure chance, rather than by planning, this is an example of a time when you run into him perchance.

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Origin of perchance

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman par chance par by (from Latin per per) chance chance (from Old French chance)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Calque of Old French par cheance (“by luck, by casualty")

    From Wiktionary