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English definition of “imminent peril”

imminent peril

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.
(Definition of imminent peril noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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