per annum

[per an-uh m]

Origin of per annum

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