Posterity Definition

pŏ-stĕrĭ-tē
noun
All of a person's descendants.
Webster's New World
All succeeding generations.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
descendantsprogenychildrenbreedfuture timelineagesuccessorsyounger generationnew-generationrising generationheirsissueseedoffspringget
Antonyms:
past

Origin of Posterity

  • Late 14th century, from Middle French posterité, from Latin posteritas, from posterus (“following, coming after"), from post (“after") (English post-).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English posterite from Old French from Latin posteritās from posterus coming after posterior

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Displaced Old English words such as æftercneoreso, frumcynn.

    From Wiktionary

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