Casualty Cas"u*al*ty, n.; pl. {Casualties}. [F. casualit['e], LL. casualitas.] 1. That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency. [1913 Webster]

Losses that befall them by mere casualty. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

2. Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Mil. & Naval) Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion. [1913 Webster]

{Casualty ward}, A ward in a hospital devoted to the treatment of injuries received by accident.

Syn: Accident; contingency; fortuity; misfortune. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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