Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: fortuitus, from fors 'chance, luck'

fortuitous

adjective
     
for‧tu‧i‧tous formal
happening by chance, especially in a way that has a good result:
The meeting with Jack was fortuitous.
fortuitously adverb

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