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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fatality  \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. 
  Browne. 
 
  By  a  strange  fatality  men  suffer  their  dissenting. 
  --Eikon 
  Basilike 
 
  3.  That  which  is  decreed  by  fate  or  which  is  fatal;  a  fatal 
  event.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fatality 
  n  1:  a  death  resulting  from  an  accident  or  a  disaster;  "a 
  decrease  in  the  number  of  automobile  fatalities"  [syn:  {human 
  death}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  able  to  cause  death  or  fatal  disasters 




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