from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. accident or casus, as distinguished from dolus and culpa, and hence relieving one from the duty of performing an obligation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Danger; risk.
  • n. In a narrower, judicial sense: Accident or casus, as distinguished from dolus and culpa, and hence relieving one from the duty of performing an obligation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scots law, a risk.


Latin (Wiktionary)


  • Fuerunt alii similis amentiae, cives Romani — — Multi enim omnis aetatis, omnis ordinis, utriusque sexus, etiam vocuntur in periculum et vocabuntur.] 189 Tertullian ad Scapulum.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Indeed Ubi periculum took its cue from the events in Viterbo to prescribe a particularly tough dietary regimen for the conclave.


  • After his election Gregory X set out some hard-line regulations for future elections: his 1274 constitution Ubi periculum contains the first use of the word conclave—from the Latin cum clavis, “with a key.”


  • Ubi periculum placed heavy restrictions upon the cardinals locked up to choose a supreme pontiff.


  • Saturnalian or Dionysian feasts, when as he said, nullum libertati periculum est, servants in old Rome had liberty to say and do what them list.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Haud scio an majus discrimen ab his qui blandiuntur, an ab his qui territant; ingens utrinque periculum: alii ad securitatem ducunt, alii afflictionum magnitudine mentem absorbent, et in desperationem trahunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Usitatissimus morbus cum sit, utile est hujus visceris accidentia considerare, nec leve periculum hujus causas morbi ignorantibus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ab arte ideo rejiciendum, ob periculum suffocationis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quoties sit, ut Principes novitium aulicum divitiis et dignitatibus pene obruant, et multorum annorum ministrum, qui non semel pro hero periculum subiit, ne teruntio donent, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ubique periculum, ubique dolor, ubique naufragium, in hoc ambitu quocunque me vertam.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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