PERADV’ENTURE. adv. [par adventure, Fr.]
I. Perhaps; may be; by chance.
That wherein they might not be like unto either, was such
peradventure as had been no whit less unlawful. Hooker.
As you return, visit my house; let our old acquaintance be
renew’d; peradventure I will with you to court. Shakes.
What peradventure may appear very full to me, may ap-
pear very crude and maimed to a stranger. Digby.
2. Doubt; question. It is sometimes used as a noun, but not
gracefully nor properly.
Though men’s persons ought not to be hated, yet without
all peradventure their practices justly may. South.