Posterity

Definition of Posterity

Pos`ter´i`ty
n.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.
If [the crown] should not stand in thy posterity.
- Shak.
2.Succeeding generations; future times.
Their names shall be transmitted to posterity.
- Shak.
Their names shall be transmitted to posterity.
- Smalridge.

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aftermath, agnate, ancestry, backup man, blood, blood relation, blood relative, brood, children, clansman, cognate, collateral, collateral relative, conclusion, connections, consanguinean, consequence, descendant, descendants, distaff side, distant relation, dynasty, effect, enate, family, flesh, flesh and blood, folks, german, heir, heirs, inheritor, issue, kin, kindred, kinfolk, kinnery, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kith and kin, line, lineage, near relation, next of kin, offspring, people, progeniture, progeny, relations, relatives, replacement, seed, sequel, sib, sibling, spear kin, spear side, spindle kin, spindle side, successor, successors, sword side, tribesman, uterine kin
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