pos·​te·​ri·​or·​i·​ty (ˌ)pō-ˌstir-ē-ˈȯr-ə-tē How to pronounce posteriority (audio)
: the quality or state of being later or subsequent

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of posteriority was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near posteriority

Cite this Entry

“Posteriority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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