Definitions for posteritypɒˈstɛr ɪ ti
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all of the offspring of a given progenitor
"we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"
all future generations
All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.
the race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham
succeeding generations; future times
Origin: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Posterity gives every man his true value.
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.
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