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Meaning of ALEATORY

Pronunciation:  'eyleeu`towree

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  dependent on chance; "the aleatory element in life"

ALEATORY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: unpredictable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A"le*a*to*ry\, a. [L. aleatorius, fr. alea chance,
die.] (Law)
Depending on some uncertain contingency; as, an aleatory
contract. --Bouvier.

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