noun, plural fa·tal·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for fatality
A 26-year-old man was the first fatality of the riots, found shot in his car.
Keep in mind, what they've been exposed to is 0.1 rem, and about 50 percent fatality is on the order of 400 rem.
The chances of you being on a flight with at least one fatality are 10 times greater in the loser bucket.
It was one of those tales which seem to argue a sort of ill-luck or fatality attached to the hero.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
It is my conviction, or my delusion, no matter which, that crime brings its own fatality with it.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
They look upon it as a fatality which is certain to eventuate, no matter what steps may be taken.The Pig|Sanders Spencer
I wonder if it was accident, or if there's such a thing as fatality.The Climbers|Clyde Fitch
Fatality appeared to be warning her with funereal presentiments.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|Vicente Blasco Ibanez
British Dictionary definitions for fatality
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for fatality
late 15c., "quality of causing death," from French fatalité, from Late Latin fatalitatem (nominative fatalitas), from Latin fatalis (see fatal). Senses in 16c.-17c. included "determined by fate" and "a destiny." Meaning "an occurrence resulting in widespread death" is from 1840. Related: Fatalities.