Fortuitous

Definition of Fortuitous

For`tu´i`tous
a.1.Happening by chance; coming or occuring unexpectedly, or without any known cause; chance; as, the fortuitous concourse of atoms.
It was from causes seemingly fortuitous . . . that all the mighty effects of the Reformation flowed.
- Robertson.
So as to throw a glancing and fortuitous light upon the whole.
- Hazlitt.
2.(LAw) Happening independently of human will or means of foresight; resulting from unavoidable physical causes.

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accessory, accidental, additional, adscititious, adventitious, aleatory, appurtenant, ascititious, auxiliary, casual, causeless, chance, chancy, circumstantial, collateral, contingent, destinal, dicey, extra, fatal, fatidic, fluky, iffy, incidental, indeterminate, inessential, nonessential, odd, risky, secondary, subsidiary, superadded, superfluous, supervenient, supplemental, supplementary, uncaused, undetermined, unessential, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unpredictable
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