What does Posterity mean?

Definitions for Posterity
pɒˈstɛr ɪ tiPos·ter·i·ty

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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

  3. Origin: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Posterity

    It means all future generations ahead. All the unborn generations collectively. All the people who will exist in the future.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 25, 2018


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Posterity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Posterity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Posterity in a Sentence

  1. Tacitus:

    Posterity gives every man his true value.

  2. Heywood Broun, Sitting on the World, 1924:

    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.

  3. Heywood Broun:

    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

  5. James Russell Lowell:

    A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.

Images & Illustrations of Posterity

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