per annum


per an·​num (ˌ)pər-ˈa-nəm How to pronounce per annum (audio)
: in or for each year

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With an economy growing at positive growth rates per annum coupled with efforts to position itself as a cultural and creative capital, brand Senegal is headed towards a positive trajectory to capitalize on these positive gains. Meron Demisse, Quartz, 9 Feb. 2023 For a flat fee of $250 per annum with no hidden fees, Regal Assets does it all for you: Sets up your gold IRA. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Aug. 2022 Despite the pressures of covid and overall energy trends, Chinese energy use has diversified significantly as the demand for renewable energy is expected to reach 1 billion tons of coal per annum. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 20 June 2022 With the expansion, U-Tapao International Airport could ultimately welcome between 60 million and 75 million passengers per annum. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2023 The New York Post reports that Troy Aikman will leave Fox for ESPN and move to Monday nights, elevating his per annum just beyond Tony Romo’s 10-year, $180 million bonanza at CBS. Dallas News, 28 Feb. 2022 Machado is widely expected to opt out after 2023 unless the Padres want to preemptively tack on a few more years at a higher per annum – or tear it up altogether. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2022 Ensure that passbook holders earn no interest at the very time prices skyrocket to the highest per annum level in 40 years. Victor Davis Hanson, Arkansas Online, 5 Dec. 2022 Nonetheless, deGrom will be guaranteed $37 million per season, second only to former teammate Max Scherzer's $43.3 million per annum on a three-year deal with the Mets. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


Medieval Latin

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of per annum was in 1531

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“Per annum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

per annum

per an·​num (ˌ)pər-ˈan-əm How to pronounce per annum (audio)
: in or for each year : annually

Legal Definition

per annum

per an·​num pər-ˈa-nəm How to pronounce per annum (audio)
: in or for each year
interest of six percent per annum

History and Etymology for per annum

Medieval Latin

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