Casualty

Cas"u*al*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Casualties (#).
[F. casualit, LL. casualitas.] 1. That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency.
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Losses that befall them by mere casualty.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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2. Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty.
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3. pl. (Mil. & Naval) Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion.
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Casualty ward, A ward in a hospital devoted to the treatment of injuries received by accident.

Syn. -- Accident; contingency; fortuity; misfortune.
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