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[fawr-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /fɔrˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
noun, plural fortuities for 2, 3.
1.
the state or quality of being fortuitous; fortuitous character.
2.
an accidental occurrence.
3.
an instance of great luck or good fortune.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; fortuit(ous) + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for fortuity

fortuity

/fɔːˈtjuːɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a chance or accidental occurrence
2.
fortuitousness
3.
chance or accident
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Word Origin and History for fortuity
n.

1747, from fortuitous + -ity.

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