to improve the lot of human beings

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Aloyalfriend

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Persian-Iran
Hi
The only aim of medicine is to improve the lot of human beings unfortunate enough to suffer disease.

What does the word "lot" mean in the above sentence?
 
  • Barque

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    Tamil
    From the WR dictionary: lot - fate; fortune; destiny [countable; usually singular] Her lot was not a happy one.
     
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