Entry from British & World English dictionary
By some chance; perhaps: I may percase use less diligence to serve and gain more quietness next
More example sentences
- 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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