As encouragement to posterity, Sam's grandparents have created a college fund for him.
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 posteritās from posterus coming after ; see posterior .
- See post-