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1. Exposure to risk of harm.
2. A source of possible or imagined harm.
3. To expose to danger or to the chance of injury; to imperil.
4. Etymology: used since about 1225, from Old French peril which came from Latin periculum, "an attempt, a risk, a danger, experiment"; with the suffix -culum and the root of ex-peri-ri, "to try"; cognate with Greek peria, "trial, attempt, experience"; empeiros, "experienced"
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