wagering

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wa·ger

 (wā′jər)
n.
1.
a. An agreement under which each bettor pledges a certain amount to the other depending on the outcome of an unsettled matter.
b. A matter bet on; a gamble.
2. Something that is staked on an uncertain outcome; a bet: a wager of $20.
3. Archaic A pledge of personal combat to resolve an issue or case.
v. wa·gered, wa·ger·ing, wa·gers
v.tr.
To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
v.intr.
To make a bet.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman wageure, from Old North French wagier, to pledge, from wage, pledge; see wage.]

wa′ger·er n.
References in classic literature ?
for a stranger, who is also of another faith, to find one who will do battle, wagering life and honour for her cause, against a knight who is called an approved soldier.
They wooed her with equal ardor and fire, and so intense became their struggle for her that half the student-body took to wagering wildly on the result.