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chance

(Fortuity), noun advantage, befalling, casus, circumstance, event, favorable time, fortuitousness, good fortune, happening, occasion, opening, suitable circummtance, time
Associated concepts: arise by chance, last clear chance

chance

(Possibility), noun aptitude, attainability, bare possibility, conceivability, conceivableness, contingency, favorable prospect, hope, imaginability, indeterminacy, liability, likelihood, possibleness, potentiality, probability, prospect, spes, uncertainty, unexpectedness, unpredictability
Associated concepts: chance verdict, games of chance
Foreign phrases: Casus fortuitus non est supponendus.A chance happening is not to be presumed. Casus fortuitus non est sperandus, et nemo tenetur devinare. A chance happening is not to be expected, and no one is bound to foresee it.
See also: access, accident, bet, coincidental, contingency, fortuitous, gamble, haphazard, happenstance, hazard, likelihood, lottery, occasion, opening, opportunity, outlook, possibility, potential, privilege, probability, prospect, quirk, random, risk, speculate, speculation, suspicion, uncertainty, unexpected, unintentional, unwitting, venture

CHANCE, accident. As the law punishes a crime only when there is an intention to commit it, it follows that when those acts are done in a lawful business or pursuit by mere chance or accident, which would have been criminal if there had been an intention, express or implied, to commit them, there is no crime. For example, if workmen were employed in blasting rocks in a retired field, and a person not knowing of the circumstance should enter the field, and be killed by a piece of the rock, there would be no guilt in the workmen. 1 East, P. C. 262 Poster, 262; 1 Hale's P. C. 472; 4 Bl. Com. 192. Vide Accident.

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An HBO Films presentation of a Motion Picture Corporation of America and Civil Dawn Pictures production, TAKING CHANCE marks the directorial debut of two-time Oscar(R)-nominated producer Ross Katz ("Lost in Translation").
NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Celine: Through the Eyes of the World, a home edition of the acclaimed feature film, newly expanded for its DVD and Blu-ray Disc release, and Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert, a DVD/CD of live performances from Celine's record-breaking world tour, will be released on Tuesday, May 4.
You can find someone from Moldova or wherever - but I'm not taking chances.
People are really taking chances when the lights are changing at the signals because drivers are so focused on moving ahead.
While we were able to avoid some of the gridlock from December's storm, where simple drives took hours, there were still more spin-outs and accidents than there should have been, simply because people were going too fast for the conditions or taking chances they probably shouldn't have.
Using each exercise to explore its expressive qualities * Taking chances as the class progresses, but not diminishing the focus on precision work * Using improvisation to awaken individual dancers' movement sensibilities
Bring love into your life without relying on the chances of luck with LOVE, LUCK AND LORE: A GUIDE TO SUPERSTITIONS, PRAYERS, SPELLS AND TAKING CHANCES IN THE PURSUIT OF LOVE.
Her glorious finale, "Fable," is both a self-transcendent blessing of her daughter's marriage and an encapsulation of the point that the show dodges a million cliches to arrive at honestly: Whatever the potential pitfalls, love is worth taking chances for.
Some companies rotate their underwriting staff so they don't get too close to their agents and begin taking chances they shouldn't take.
It has created work and possibilities It was high risk and those involved deserve credit for taking chances and, so far, looking smart.
And boss Calderwood, who has been linked with a move for Scotland star Steve Crawford, has demanded his side start taking chances when Inverness play a home-from-home match at Pittodrie.