Fa*tal"i*ty (?), n.;pl. Fatalities (#). [L. fatalitas: cf. F. fatalit'e]


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.


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. Browne.

By a strange fatality men suffer their dissenting. Eikon Basilike.


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



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