Definitions for: Fatality

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: human death

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

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