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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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]

  2. Posterity(noun)

    succeeding generations; future times

    Etymology: [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  

How to pronounce posterity?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say posterity in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. James Madison:

    Is it not the glory of the people of America, that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Greatness is not reserved for certain group of persons. I mean, every human can achieve Greatness. For, the seed of Greatness is right inside everyone already. Yes! all you've got to do is just to discover why you are here (on earth) i.e. your God-given destiny and then strive to fulfill it (your God-given destiny) even against all odds. In case you don't know, you were not born just to exist, then die someday and be forgotten so soon. No not at all. Now listen up, you were born to influence the world positively and as well, to leave your footprints behind for the posterity ahead. Oh! yes, that's just why you are here (on earth). Take note of that, anyway. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Cometan:

    He be, not here for I, but for posterity.

  4. Heywood Broun:

    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    I'm assigned to globally and positively impact lives and to be a wonder to the world and eventually to be celebrated globally, even by the posterity ahead. -Emeasoba George

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