Pronunciation: (fā-tal'i-tē, fu-),[key] —n., —pl.-ties. 1. a disaster resulting in death.
2. a death resulting from such an occurrence: a rise in highway fatalities. 3. the quality of causing death or disaster; a fatal influence; deadliness.
4. predetermined liability to disaster, misfortune, etc.: a fatality for saying the wrong thing. 5. the quality of being predetermined by or subject to fate: There is a fatality in human affairs that leads to destruction. 6. the fate or destiny of a person or thing: Death is the ultimate fatality of all human beings. 7. a fixed, unalterably predetermined course of things; inevitability: to resign oneself to the fatality of life.