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Definition of mischance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mischance

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtʃɑːns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtʃæns//
 
[uncountable, countable] (formal)
 
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bad luck Word Origin Middle English: from Old French mescheance, from the verb mescheoir, from mes- ‘adversely’ + cheoir ‘befall’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mischance