Definition of percase in English:



  • By some chance; perhaps.

    ‘I may percase use less diligence to serve and gain more quietness next’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘There were some things requisite in the manner of the levy for the better strengthening of the same, which percase could not be done without parliament.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He laughed exceedingly, diverse times clapping his hands on his thighs for joy: percase to shadow out the delight, that both himself, and sinners take in their sins.’
    maybe, for all i know, for all you know, it could be, it could be that, it may be, it may be that, it is possible, it is possible that, possibly, conceivably, feasibly
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Late Middle English: from Old French par cas ‘by chance’.