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Meaning of FATALITY

Pronunciation:  fey'talitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters
  2. [n]  a death resulting from an accident or a disaster; "a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"

FATALITY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: human death
 See Also: casualty, deadliness, death, decease, fatal accident, killing, lethality, violent death



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fa*tal"i*ty\, n.;pl. {Fatalities}. [L. fatalitas: cf.
F. fatalit['e]]
1. The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny;
   invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of,
   free and rational control.

         The Stoics held a fatality, and a fixed, unalterable
         course of events.                     --South.

2. The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or
   danger, as if by decree of fate; mortaility.

         The year sixty-three is conceived to carry with it
         the most considerable fatality.       --Ser T.

         By a strange fatality men suffer their dissenting.

3. That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal
   event. --Dryden.

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