imminent peril

imminent peril
imminent peril ˌimminent ˈperil noun [uncountable] INSURANCE
a situation of great danger, which will cause something very bad to happen soon:

• Our policies will only cover abortion counselling for a woman whose pregnancy places her life in imminent peril.

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imminent peril UK US noun [U]
INSURANCE, LAW a situation in which something very bad is likely to happen, for example that you might be so badly hurt that you are unlikely to survive: »

Under California law, a person may use deadly force in self-defense if they believe they are in imminent peril of death or serious injury.


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  • imminent peril — Such peril under humanitarian doctrine means certain, immediate, and impending, and not remote, uncertain, or contingent; and likelihood or bare possibility of injury is not sufficient to create imminent peril. Hastings v. Coppage, Mo., 411… …   Black's law dictionary

  • imminent peril — Such peril under humanitarian doctrine means certain, immediate, and impending, and not remote, uncertain, or contingent; and likelihood or bare possibility of injury is not sufficient to create imminent peril. Hastings v. Coppage, Mo., 411… …   Black's law dictionary

  • imminent peril — Threatened peril; danger immediately at hand. See imminence of danger …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • imminent — I adjective about to be, about to happen, alarming, approaching, at hand, brewing, closing in, coming, destined, drawing near, expected, following, forecasted, forthcoming, future, imminere, impendent, impendere, impending, in store, in the… …   Law dictionary

  • PÉRIL — s. m. (On mouille l L.) Danger, risque, état où il y a quelque chose de fâcheux à craindre. Grand péril. Péril affreux. Péril évident. Péril éminent. Péril imminent. Péril certain. Affronter, braver le péril, les périls. Se jeter au milieu des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • peril — The risk, hazard, or contingency insured against by a policy of insurance. In general, the cause of any loss such as may be caused by fire, hail, etc. See also imminent peril @ perils of the lakes As applied to navigation of the Great Lakes, this …   Black's law dictionary

  • imminent — imminent, ente [ iminɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIVe, repris XVIe; lat. imminens, de imminere « menacer » ♦ Qui va se produire dans très peu de temps. ⇒ immédiat, proche. Son arrestation est imminente. « Rien n est plus imminent que l impossible » (Hugo).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imminent — imminent, ente (i mmi nan, nan t ) adj. Dont la menace est prochaine. Une disgrâce imminente. •   Je vois de mon pays le péril imminent, LEMIERRE Barnevelt, IV, 5. REMARQUE    Il faut prendre garde de confondre éminent et imminent. Une dignité,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • péril — [ peril ] n. m. • 1080; « malheur » 980; lat. periculum « épreuve, danger » 1 ♦ Littér. État, situation où l on court de grands risques; ce qui menace la sûreté, l existence. ⇒ danger. « Que serait le courage loin du péril et la pitié sans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imminent — IMMINENT, [imminen]te. Prest à tomber sur quelqu un. Il n est guere en usage, & quand on le joint avec peril qui est la phrase où il s employe le plus naturellement on écrit & on prononce communement, Peril eminent, Au lieu de Peril imminent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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