Pronunciation: (fôr-tOO'i-tē, -tyOO'-), [key]
—pl. -ties 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.
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