- a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.
- prosperities, prosperous circumstances, characterized by financial success or good fortune.
Origin of prosperity
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Examples from the Web for prosperities
When the morning dawned, the Prosperities had already taken up a permanent abode with the family.
The Ashṭalakshmîs—the Eight Prosperities—entered the town that night and went house by house into every street.
- the condition of prospering; success or wealth
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Word Origin and History for prosperities
c.1200, from Old French prosprete (12c., Modern French prospérité) and directly from Latin prosperitatem (nominative prosperitas) "good fortune," from prosperus (see prosper).
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