What does the word likelihood mean?

Usage examples for likelihood

  1. " Not that I know of any treachery," continued the old man; " or that I can even foresee the likelihood of any. – Sintram and His Companions by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. Fortunately there was no likelihood of Mme. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  3. Your wish would be enough, even if there could be likelihood without it of my doing nothing ever again. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett