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Meaning of FORTUITY

Pronunciation:  for'tooitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

FORTUITY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: accident, chance event
 See Also: break, coincidence, good luck, hap, happening, happenstance, happy chance, lottery, natural event, occurrence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For*tu"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. fortuit['e].]
Accident; chance; casualty. --D. Forbes (1750).

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