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Definitions of posterity

  1. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Succeeding generations; future times. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Future generations; descendants. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Those coming after: succeeding generations: a race. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Following generations; descendants. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Descendants; succeeding generations. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Descendants; succeeding generations; opposed to ancestors. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for posterity

  1. I did not know I was to please his grandmother, and not posterity – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  2. The renunciations were then read; and by these the King of Spain and his posterity gave up all claim to the throne of France, and M. le Duc d'Orleans, and M. le Duc de Berry to succeed to that of Spain. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 9 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon