adverb• archaic or • literary
- By some chance; perhaps: we dare not go ashore lest perchance we should fall into some snareMore example sentences
- I must put away this lovely diary posthaste, lest someone perchance read it and learn of my secret identity!
- Anyway, I wish you a great life Scarlet and perchance we shall meet again.
- Or maybe, perchance, every human born unto this world is in possession of a soul.
Middle English: from Old French par cheance 'by chance'.