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per annum

[per an-uh m]
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adverb
  1. by the year; yearly.
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Origin of per annum

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1595–1605
Can be confusedper annum per capita per diem
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Examples from the Web for annum

Historical Examples

  • Formerly, he borrowed from the local money-lenders, mostly Greeks, at 30 per cent per annum and over.

    Letters of Travel (1892-1913)

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Sarum who and when (annum) the motion in parliament was to have Mr. Hobbes burnt.'

  • Huic ob res bene gestas imperium in annum proximum prorogatum est.

    Selections from Viri Romae

    Charles Franois L'Homond

  • Huc ob rs17 bene gests imperium in annum proximum prrogtum41 30 est.

    Selections from Viri Romae

    Charles Franois L'Homond

  • Eulogium temporis, a condito orbe in annum Christi 1367, monachi cujusdem Niniani.5 pergameno, fo.


British Dictionary definitions for annum

per annum

adverb
  1. every year or by the year
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Word Origin and History for annum

per annum

Latin, literally "by the year," from per (see per) + annum, accusative singular of annus "year" (see annual).

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