Synonyms for pari-mutuel

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-i-myoo-choo-uh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpær ɪˈmyu tʃu əl

Définition of pari-mutuel

Origin :
  • 1881, from French pari-mutuel "mutual wager," from pari "wager" (from parier "to bet," from Latin pariare "to settle a debt," literally "to make equal," from par, genitive paris, "equal;" see par) + mutuel "mutual," from Latin mutuus (see mutual).
  • noun betting system
Example sentences :
  • Betting was conducted by the totalisator, or pari-mutuel, the bet being five dollars, repeated as often as you liked.
  • Extract from : « The Inhabitants of the Philippines » by Frederic H. Sawyer
  • So are the professional gamblers, the betting being on the pari-mutuel system.
  • Extract from : « The Personality of American Cities » by Edward Hungerford

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