Siege Perilous

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Definition of Siege Perilous 

: a seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight destined to achieve the quest of the Holy Grail and fatal to any other occupying it

First Known Use of Siege Perilous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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