- 1All future generations of people: the victims' names are recorded for posterityMore example sentences
- York's year of Millennium celebrations are to be captured on videotape for posterity for present and future generations.
- His influence as a composer was much greater than posterity has generally recognized.
- Ok, the good thing about ‘the internet’ is that it allows teenage stunts to be recorded for posterity.
- 1.1 [in singular] • archaic The descendants of a person: God offered Abraham a posterity like the stars of heavenMore example sentences
- The goal of Enoch's prayer, and Mahalalel's command, is to preserve the posterity of the righteous.
- The interests of the posterity shall rule in defining the interests of the general welfare.
- The law must be designed to defend the people, and their posterity, the general welfare.
late Middle English: from Old French posterite, from Latin posteritas, from posterus 'following'.