Pronunciation: (nu-tiv'i-tē, nā-),[key] —n., —pl.-ties. 1. birth.
2. birth with reference to place or attendant circumstances: of Irish nativity. 3. (cap.) the birth of Christ.
4. (cap.) the church festival commemorating the birth of Christ; Christmas.
5. (cap.) a representation of the birth of Christ, as in art.
6. Astrol.a horoscope of a person's birth.