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noun endeavor, enterprise, episode, experience, exploit, happening, happenstance, quest, undertaking, venture
Associated concepts: detour and adventure


verb chance, endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, risk, run the risk, stake, take a chance, venture
See also: bet, enterprise, event, experience, transaction, undertaking, venture

ADVENTURE, bill of. A writing signed by a merchant, to testify that the goods shipped on board a certain vessel are at the venture of another person, he himself being answerable only for the produce. Techn. Dict.

ADVENTURE, crim. law. See Misadventure.

ADVENTURE, mer. law. Goods sent abroad under the care of a supercargo, to be disposed of to the best advantage for the benefit of his employers, is called an adventure.

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