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14:35 Sep 7, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: the wager

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5the wager
Genevieve Tournebize
5le pariildiHo
3 +1la mise / l' enjeuDaphne b
4le pariejcampion



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la mise / l' enjeu

It's difficult to say without more context. If it's a bet, the French translation would be "la mise" or "l' enjeu".
If it's a wager of battle in a law context, the French term would be "combat judiciaire".

1. Domaine(s) : sport 1 / 1


mise n. f.

enjeu n. m.

Déf. :
Somme d'argent que l'on risque dans un jeu.

[Office de la langue française, 1986]

2. Domaine(s) : droit 1 / 1

judicial combat

Terme(s) apparenté(s)
trial by combat
wager of battle
combat judiciaire n. m.


    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com/_fs_global_01.htm
Daphne b
Local time: 01:08
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 59

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le pari

Here you have the word by word translation.

Good luck!

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le pari

The context would determine how to translate the word "wager" into French. I am thinking of Pascal's "pari," i.e. his argument that if we wager that God exists and we are right, we can obtain eternal life in heaven.

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the wager

le parie

dans le Harper and Collins Robert unabridged dictionary "to wager" est "parier"

Genevieve Tournebize
Local time: 18:08
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 29
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