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RAFFLE Definition & Legal Meaning

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A kind of lottery in which several persons pay, in shares, tlie value of something put up as a stake, and then determine by chance (as by casting dice) which one of them shall become the sole possessor of it. Webster; Prendergast v. State, 41 Tex. Cr. R. 358, 57 S. W. 850; State v. Ken- non, 21 Mo. 204; People v. American Art Union, 7 N. Y. 241. A raffle may be described as a species of “adventure or hazard.” but is held not to be a lottery. State v. Pinchback, 2 Mill, Const. (S. C.) 130.


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