Definition of fortuitous:
- accidental (part of speech: adjective)
- fortunate (part of speech: adjective)
- "Through the Malay Archipelago", Emily Richings.
- "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.
4 By a constitution, however, which we have placed in the Code made illustrious by our name, we have deemed it right to afford relief to the mother, in consideration of natural justice, of the pains of childbirth, and of the danger and even death which mothers often incur in this manner; for which reason we have judged it a sin that they should be prejudiced by a circumstance which is entirely fortuitous.- "The Institutes of Justinian", Caesar Flavius Justinian.