noun, plural an·nu·i·ties.
- annual rings,
- annuit coeptis,
- annuity certain,
- annular cataract,
- annular clock
Origin of annuity
Examples from the Web for annuity
With the remaining $1.775 million, he can buy an annuity that yields almost $89,000 - which still beats working.
But that $1 million is actually an annuity, which pays out about $25,000 over 40 years—before taxes.
She had made Madame Bridau an assignment of three thousand francs out of her annuity.The Two Brothers|Honore de Balzac
His mother had an annuity, which he himself had insisted upon for her greater comfort.An Alabaster Box|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
His mother's small fortune he had sunk in an annuity for Mr. Goodwin.Diana Tempest, Volume III (of 3)|Mary Cholmondeley
The consideration was an annuity of $6,000 in Spanish milled dollars.Jersey City and its Historic Sites|Harriet Phillips Eaton
The establishment of the annuity scheme for the benefit of the heirs of deceased officers, as suggested by the Paymaster-General.Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes|James D. Richardson
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for annuity
early 15c., "a yearly allowance, grant payable in annual installments," from Anglo-French and Old French annuité (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin annuitatem (nominative annuitas), from Latin annus "year" (see annual (adj.)). Meaning "an investment that entitles one to equal annual payments" is from 1690s.
A sum of money payable yearly or at regular intervals.