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Impending; menacingly close at hand; threatening.

Imminent peril, for example, is danger that is certain, immediate, and impending, such as the type an individual might be in as a result of a serious illness or accident. The chance of the individual dying would be highly probable in such situation, as opposed to remote or contingent. For a gift causa mortis (Latin for "in anticipation of death") to be effective, the donor must be in imminent peril and must die as a result of it.


adjective about to be, about to happen, alarming, approaching, at hand, brewing, closing in, destined, drawing near, expected, following, forthcoming, future, imminere, impendent, impending, in store, in the offing, in the wind, in view, instant, likely to happen, looming, menacing, minatory, near, near at hand, nearing, next, ominous, on the way, oncoming, overhanging, portentous, praesens, predicted, prospective, threatening, threatening harm, upcoming
Associated concepts: imminent danger, imminent irreparaale harm, imminent peril
See also: close, forthcoming, future, inescapable, inevitable, instant, near, necessary, prospective, proximate
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Madrid [Spain], Aug 19 ( ANI ): Spanish authorities on Saturday decided to maintain the country's current terrorist threat alert at level 4, a notch below the maximum level which would signal an attack was imminent.
The sources said that tens of heavy military vehicles, tanks, missile launchers, cannons and hundreds of soldiers and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have left de-escalation zones in Northern Hama for Badiyeh (desert) Palmyra to participate in an imminent large-scale operation to end ISIL presence in Deir Ezzur province.
Vice Governor Harold Imperial said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed resolution number 254-2016 entitled 'Declaring the entire province of Albay under Imminent Disaster Due to Typhoon Nina' to allow all local government units to utilize their funds in pre-emptive evacuation and pre-disaster operation.
FMCSAs imminent hazard out-of-service order states that Johnsons continued operation of a commercial motor vehicle substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death to himself and to the motoring public if not discontinued immediately.
These three women aged 39, 23 and 19 had been radicalised, were fanatics and were in all likelihood preparing an imminent, violent act," Cazeneuve said in a televised statement.
PA) has opined that imminent elections in the UK, France and Germany would not bode well for investment banking.
Earlier, speaking on the Point of Order Nighat Parveeen said a Pakistani national was facing imminent execution and called for government's intervention into the matter to set Zulfikar Ali free.
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The threat of ISIS to Canada is real, but Canada's spy agency has no information suggesting it's one that's imminent, CSIS director Michel Coulombe told the House public safety committee on Wednesday.
The Environmental Strike Force of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) filed a complaint with the board alleging Cushing, whose business was based in Reading, erroneously concluded that an imminent hazard did not exist at a former dry cleaner in Ayer.
14101(a)(1) while upholding an imminent danger order for the same violation.