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Per"il (?), n. [F. p'eril, fr. L. periculum, periclum, akin to peritus experienced, skilled, and E. fare. See Fare, and cf. Experience.]

Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction.

In perils of waters, in perils of robbers. 2 Cor. xi. 26.

Adventure hard With peril great achieved. Milton.

At, ∨ On, one's peril, with risk or danger to one; at the hazard of. "On thy soul's peril." Shak.

Syn. -- Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See Danger.


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Per"il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Periled (?) or Perilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Periling or Perilling.]

To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life.


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Per"il (?), v. i.

To be in danger.




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