- 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 āleātōrius from āleātor gambler from ālea 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.