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posterity

noun

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the descendants of a person, animal, or plant
  • an association for people who have claims for being the posterity of Thomas Jefferson

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The first known use of posterity was in the 14th century

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“Posterity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/posterity. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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