Grandparents with their grandchild.
Posterity is the future generations of a family.
An example of posterity is grandchildren.
- all of a person's descendants
- all succeeding generations
Origin of posterityMiddle English posterite ; from Middle French postérité ; from Classical Latin posteritas ; from posterus: see posterior
- Future generations: “Everything he writes is consigned to posterity” (Joyce Carol Oates).
- All of a person's descendants.
Origin of posterityMiddle English posterite, from Old French, from Latin posteritas, from posterus, coming after; see posterior.
- See post-