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A lottery in which a number of persons buy chances to win a prize.
v. raf·fled, raf·fling, raf·fles
To dispose of in a raffle. Often used with off.
To conduct or take part in a raffle.
[Middle English rafle, a game using dice, from Old French, act of seizing, dice game, perhaps of Germanic origin.]
[Probably from French rafle, act of seizing, from Old French; see raffle1.]