Definition of percase in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈkeɪs/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


By some chance; perhaps: I may percase use less diligence to serve and gain more quietness next
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  • They woulde percase say the same of Scotland but that their conscience told them contrary.
  • Need or occasion hast thou aught, percase, wherein thou wouldst employ me?
  • I read your grace's great letters, and would have laid them up without further answer, were it not that, percase, my so doing might be mistaken.


Late Middle English: from Old French par cas 'by chance'.

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