Danger

Definition of Danger

Dan´ger
n.1.Authority; jurisdiction; control.
In dangerhad he . . . the young girls.
- Chaucer.
2.Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty.
You stand within his danger, do you not?
- Shak.
Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in dangerof this statute.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
3.Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
4.Difficulty; sparingness.
5.Coyness; disdainful behavior.
In one's danger
in one's power; liable to a penalty to be inflicted by him. [Obs.] This sense is retained in the proverb, "Out of debt out of danger."
Those rich man in whose debt and danger they be not.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
v. t.1.To endanger.

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