Cas"u*al (?), a. [OE.
casuel, F. casuel, fr. L. casualis, fr.
casus fall, accident, fr. cadere to fall. See
Case.] 1. Happening or coming to pass
without design, and without being foreseen or expected;
accidental; fortuitous; coming by chance.
Casual breaks, in the general system.
2. Coming without regularity; occasional;
incidental; as, casual expenses.
A constant habit, rather than a casual
Syn. -- Accidental; fortutious; incidental; occasional;
contingent; unforeseen. See Accidental.
Cas"u*al, n. One who receives
relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a