Kind of life

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In the sentence "she tried to accept her marriage as her lot in life but could not", lot means "your lot is the kind of life you have or the things that you have or experience.", I wanted to find the meaning of "kind", But in the dictionary (Collinsdictionary, Cambridge) there are some of meaning for it and I don't know which one is fit here. Please help me.
 
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kind = type/sort/variety
 

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kind = type/sort/variety
Doesn't "her lot in life" mean "her fortune/luck in life"?

I could find "worldly fate" only came in "https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lot" That 3b is fits here, but this meaning hasn't been came in most other dictionaries.
 
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I read it as "her destiny" "her fate" "what the world had planned for her life" "what she was meant to do."

"Drawing lots" is a way to choose who does something. Her lot was this marriage.

Look up "drawing lots."
 

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I read it as "her destiny" "her fate" "what the world had planned for her life" "what she was meant to do."

"Drawing lots" is a way to choose who does something. Her lot was this marriage.

Look up "drawing lots."
Does "lot" com from "lottery", here?
 

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Does "lot" com from "lottery", here?
Without looking it up in a dictionary, I'm pretty confident that lottery comes from "lot".
 
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