- of or depending on chance, luck, or contingency
Origin of aleatoryClassical Latin aleatorius, of gambling ; from aleator, gambler ; from alea, chance, a dice game
- Dependent on chance, luck, or an uncertain outcome: an aleatory contract between an oil prospector and a landowner.
- Of or characterized by gambling: aleatory contests.
- also a·le·a·to·ric Music Using or consisting of sounds to be chosen by the performer or left to chance; indeterminate: An object placed inside the piano added an aleatory element to the piece.
Origin of aleatoryLatin aleat&omacron;rius, from aleator, gambler, from alea, game of chance, die.
From Latin āleātōrius, from āleātor (“dice-player”), from ālea (“a die”).
aleatory - Legal Definition
Dependant on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event.