per annum

[ per an-uhm ]
See synonyms for per annum on
  1. by the year; yearly.

Origin of per annum

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1595–1605

Words that may be confused with per annum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use per annum in a sentence

  • The output of the Boston Company's mine, according to the authority just cited, is about 400 tons per annum.

    Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
  • James Pulteney, a wealthy English baron, died; whose income was $250,000 per annum.

  • Our factory turns out seven hundred and sixty-seven million pairs of boots per annum.

  • But “saloon” licences are a large source of revenue to the municipality, the cost being from $1,200 gold downwards per annum.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • If a man has hired a herdsman for the cows or a shepherd for the sheep, he shall give him eight gur of corn per annum.

    The Oldest Code of Laws in the World | Hammurabi, King of Babylon

British Dictionary definitions for per annum

per annum

/ (pər ˈænəm) /

  1. every year or by the year

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