participial adjective.
per annum.
press agent.


Parents' Association.
Insurance. particular average.
passenger agent.
post adjutant.
power of attorney.
press agent.
public-address system.
publicity agent.
purchasing agent.
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British Dictionary definitions for p.a.


abbreviation for

per annum

Word Origin for p.a.

Latin: yearly
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Word Origin and History for p.a.

abbreviation of "public address" (system), attested from 1936.

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