Posterities



[po-ster-i-tee] /pɒˈstɛr ɪ ti/

noun
1.
succeeding or future generations collectively:
Judgment of this age must be left to posterity.
2.
all descendants of one person:
His fortune was gradually dissipated by his posterity.
/pɒˈstɛrɪtɪ/
noun
1.
future or succeeding generations
2.
all of one’s descendants
n.

late 14c., from Old French posterité (14c.), from Latin posteritatem (nominative posteritas) “future, future time; after-generation, offspring;” literally “the condition of coming after,” from posterus “coming after, subsequent,” from post “after” (see post-). Old English words for this included æftercneoreso, framcynn.

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