peril


peril
per·il /'per-əl/ n
1: exposure to the risk of death, destruction, or loss
2: the cause of a loss (as of property)
insured their home against fire, floods, and other peril s compare risk

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

peril
I noun approach of danger, crisis, danger, dangerous situation, desperate situation, emergency, endanger ment, exposure to danger, exposure to destruction, exposure to harm, exposure to injury, exposure to loss, hazard, helplessness, hopelessness, imperilment, insecurity, jeopardy, liability to injury, parlous state, precariousness, predicament, risk, source of danger, source of risk, susceptibility, susceptibleness, susceptivity, threat, uncertainty, unhealthy situation, unsafety, unsureness, vulnerability, vulnerable point associated concepts: common peril, discovered peril, doctrine of discovered peril, doctrine of last clear chance, manifest peril, unforseen peril II index danger, endanger, hazard, jeopardize, jeopardy, menace, pitfall, risk, threat, venture

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


peril
n.
Danger; risk; the risk that is covered by an insurance policy.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


peril
n. Risk of exposure to injury or damage, such as that protected against in an insurance policy.
See also insurance.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


peril
The designated contingency, risk, or hazard against which an insured seeks to protect himself or herself when purchasing a policy of insurance.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


peril
The designated contingency, risk, or hazard against which an insured seeks to protect himself or herself when purchasing a policy of insurance.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • péril — péril …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • péril — [ peril ] n. m. • 1080; « malheur » 980; lat. periculum « épreuve, danger » 1 ♦ Littér. État, situation où l on court de grands risques; ce qui menace la sûreté, l existence. ⇒ danger. « Que serait le courage loin du péril et la pitié sans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • peril — PERIL. s. m. Danger, risque, estat où il y a quelque chose de fascheux à craindre. Grand peril. peril affreux. peril évident. peril éminent. peril certain. affronter, braver le peril. craindre, éviter, fuir le peril. se sauver du peril. se tirer… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • peril — Peril, m. acut. Vient de Periculum Latin, et signifie le mesme, l Italien dit Periculo plus approchant dudit Latin, et l Espagnol Peligro par transposition de lettres, Periculum, Discrimen, Autrement danger. Il n y a rien qui soit tant sujet à… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Peril — Per il, n. [F. p[ e]ril, 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peril — ► NOUN ▪ a situation of serious and immediate danger. ● at one s peril Cf. ↑at one s peril ● in (or at) peril of Cf. ↑in peril of ORIGIN Old French, from Latin periculum danger …   English terms dictionary

  • Peril — may refer to:* Peril (band), an Australian electronic music group * USS Peril (AM 272), an Admirable class minesweeperee also* Peril Strait …   Wikipedia

  • Peril — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peril — per‧il [ˈperl] noun [countable] INSURANCE an event such as a fire which might cause loss and which you can insure against: • Under this policy, guns and firearms are covered for standard perils. * * * peril UK US /ˈperəl/ noun [C] ► INSURANCE… …   Financial and business terms

  • peril — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. peril (10c.), from L. periculum an attempt, risk, danger, with instrumentive suffix culum and root of ex peri ri to try, cognate with Gk. peria trial, attempt, experience, empeiros experienced, O.Ir. aire vigilance,… …   Etymology dictionary


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