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Peril

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

Among the various types of perils for which insurance coverage is available are fire, theft, illness, and death.

peril

noun approach of danger, crisis, danger, dangerrus situation, desperate situation, emergency, endangerment, exposure to danger, exposure to destruction, exposure to harm, exposure to injury, exposure to loss, hazard, hopelessness, imperilment, insecurity, jeopardy, liability to injury, parlous state, precariousness, predicament, risk, source of danger, source of risk, susceptibility, susceptivity, threat, uncertainty, unhealthy situation, unsureness, vulnerability, vulnerable point
Associated concepts: common peril, discovered peril, doctrine of discovered peril, doctrine of last clear chance, manifest peril, unforseen peril
See also: danger, endanger, hazard, jeopardize, jeopardy, menace, pitfall, risk, threat, venture

PERIL. The accident by which a thing is lost Lee,. Dr. Rom. 911.

References in classic literature ?
and I charge ye, on peril of your lives, not to stir from the place where ye stand, until I have returned.
Don Quixote, feeling the weight of this prodigious blow, cried aloud, saying, "O lady of my soul, Dulcinea, flower of beauty, come to the aid of this your knight, who, in fulfilling his obligations to your beauty, finds himself in this extreme peril.
Afterwards his son, King Louis, abolished the infantry and began to enlist the Switzers, which mistake, followed by others, is, as is now seen, a source of peril to that kingdom; because, having raised the reputation of the Switzers, he has entirely diminished the value of his own arms, for he has destroyed the infantry altogether; and his men-at-arms he has subordinated to others, for, being as they are so accustomed to fight along with Switzers, it does not appear that they can now conquer without them.
But whether the oppressor were overawed by the Gray Champion's look, or perceived his peril in the threatening attitude of the people, it is certain that he gave back, and ordered his soldiers to commence a slow and guarded retreat.
The hearts of the old people and women sunk within them when they reflected what perils they had sent their sons, and husbands, and brothers to encounter.
Go, then, and at the peril of your life, bring me back the Golden Fleece.
It is a service of peril, and even more so at present than formerly, for the Indians, since they have got into the habit of trafficking peltries with the traders, have learned the value of the beaver, and look upon the trappers as poachers, who are filching the riches from their streams, and interfering with their market.
Her arms had dropped along the table, and she sat with her face abandoned to his gaze as if in the recklessness of a desperate peril.
With a single, lightning-like move she snatched the weapon from its holster, and at the same instant Rokoff turned back toward her, realizing his peril.
This that moved toward him was the log awash that was not a log but a live thing of peril.
He thus answered the Bee: "You shall have your request, but it will be at the peril of your own life.
Brower was as courageous a criminal as ever lived to be hanged; that was shown by the conditions of awful personal peril in which he had coolly killed his brother-in-law.