ETYM Prob. from Old Eng. abet abetting, Old Fren. abet, from abeter to excite, incite. Related to Abet.
The act of gambling; SYN. wager, risking, hazarding, staking.
ETYM Old Eng. wager, wajour, Old Fren. wagiere, or wageure, Eng. gageure. Related to Wage.
A sum of money deposited, laid, or bet on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.