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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casualty  \Cas"u*al*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Casualties}.  [F.  casualit['e], 
  LL  casualitas.] 
  1.  That  which  comes  without  design  or  without  being  foreseen; 
  contingency. 
 
  Losses  that  befall  them  by  mere  casualty.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  2.  Any  injury  of  the  body  from  accident;  hence  death,  or 
  other  misfortune,  occasioned  by  an  accident;  as  an 
  unhappy  casualty. 
 
  3.  pl  (Mil.  &  Naval)  Numerical  loss  caused  by  death,  wounds, 
  discharge,  or  desertion. 
 
  {Casualty  ward},  A  ward  in  a  hospital  devoted  to  the 
  treatment  of  injuries  received  by  accident. 
 
  Syn:  Accident;  contingency;  fortuity;  misfortune. 




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