At one's peril
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 Webster]

In perils of waters, in perils of robbers. --2 Cor. xi. 26. [1913 Webster]

Adventure hard With peril great achieved. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{At one's peril}, or {On one's peril}, with risk or danger to one; at the hazard of. ``On thy soul's peril.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See {Danger}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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