Risk
Risk Risk, n. [F. risque; cf. It. risco, risico, rischio, Pg. risco, Sp. riesgo, and also Sp. risco a steep rock; all probably fr. L. resceare to cut off; pref. re- re- + secare to cut; -- the word having been probably first used among sailors. See {Section}.] 1. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction. [1913 Webster]

The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a risk which has shaken very strong nerves. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Com.) Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property. [1913 Webster]

{To run a risk}, to incur hazard; to encounter danger. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Danger; hazard; peril; jeopardy; exposure. See {Danger}. [1913 Webster]


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