arpajaiset

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

arpa +‎ -iainen

Noun[edit]

arpajaiset pl

  1. lottery, draw, raffle
  2. (law) An activity in which the participants pay a fee and by that obtain a partially or fully random possibility to win a prize of monetary value.

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Usage notes[edit]

The legal definition is understood broadly and it covers some activities which are not called arpajaiset in common language such as vedonlyönti (betting) and rahapelit (gambling).

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