A situation of serious and immediate danger. (noun)
Something that causes, contains, or presents danger. (noun)
Examples of word peril
American dream, in peril, is successfully pursued through state programs
When the peril is the criminal act of a third person, the argument continues, the duty of a landowner ... does not include the business visitor on residential premises among the special relationships imposing a duty to exercise care to protect against harm from others ....
But, defendant asserts, that duty exists only if the peril is a condition of the property.
The reality of this peril is apparent in the failure of the United States and Russia, until now, to ratify either the START 2 agreement or the Chemical
Today this peril is avoided with relative ease by removing the tumor.