Definitions for posteritypɒˈstɛr ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pos•ter•i•typɒˈstɛr ɪ ti(n.)

  1. succeeding or future generations collectively.

  2. all descendants of one person.

Origin of posterity:

1350–1400; ME posterite < L posteritās, n. der. of posterus coming after. See posterior , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendants, posterity(noun)

    all of the offspring of a given progenitor

    "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"

  2. posterity(noun)

    all future generations


  1. posterity(Noun)

    All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posterity(noun)

    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

  2. Posterity(noun)

    succeeding generations; future times

Translations for posterity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


people coming after; future generations

The treasures must be kept for posterity.

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