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Deadly or mortal; destructive; devastating.

A fatal error in legal procedure is one that is of such a substantial nature as to harm unjustly the person who complains about it. It is synonymous with reversible error, which, in appellate practice, warrants the reversal of the judgment before the appellate court for review. A fatal error can warrant a new trial.

A fatal injury is one that results in death. It is distinguished from a disability in accident and disability insurance policies, which includes those injuries that prevent the insured from doing his or her regular job but do not result in his or her death.


adjective annihilative, calamitous, catastrophic, causing death, causing destruction, consumptive, deadly, death-dealing, deathly, deleterious, demolishing, destructive, devastating, dire, disastrous, exitialis, exterminative, extirpative, fateful, fell, feral, funestus, harmful, hurtful, injurious, involving death, involvvng ruin, killing, lethal, lethiferous, malignant, mortiferous, murderous, noisome, noxious, perniciosus, pernicious, ruining, ruinous, slaughterous, toxic, tragic, virulent, wasting
Associated concepts: fatal consequences, fatal defect, fatal errors, fatal injury, fatal to a cause of action, fatal variance
See also: deadly, deleterious, dire, grave, lethal, malignant, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, serious, toxic
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When she does take centre stage, the French fatale may possess all the seductive qualities and powerful agency of her American sister, becoming, either directly or indirectly, the cause of the male protagonist's fall (and often her own).
7) Attention to Faulkner's reading in decadence is frequently presented as biographical background or source study, and when discussed in this manner, the femme fatale frequently assumes significance as an indicator of Faulkner's artistic development.
In this small volume, McLaren accomplishes her self-proclaimed aim, which is "to provide material for the study of the formation of the femme fatale literary convention at a crucial stage in its development" (2); yet she goes beyond it.
What is the name of the actress who plays Natasha Fatale in the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie?
Imabelle as the femme fatale in the film (she is a "kiner," and does not get killed at the end) controls the actions of the characters around her.
I am so excited that all my fans will be able to see my Femme Fatale tour on EPIX.
After a few days of downtime with her friends, Kim Kardashian launched her latest fragrance called Fleur Fatale at Parfum Monde on Sheikh Zayed Road on Sunday evening, Nov 23.
Though the Good Morning America appearance aired March 29th to celebrate the release of Femme Fatale that same day, footage from the Vegas performance that preceded it didn't air till April 3rd, as part of the MTV special "Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale.
Bereft of a monster track in the Womaniser/Toxic league, Femme Fatale will ensure brand Britney retains its tawdry ero e tic allure.
The single is the first to be released from her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, out in the UK on March 28.
Aa Femme Fatale is available at Makeup etc in Mazaya Centre.