per annum

[per an-uh m]


by the year; yearly.

Origin of per annum

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1595–1605
Can be confusedper annum per capita per diem Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for per annum

regularly, annual, annually, yearlong, perennial

British Dictionary definitions for per annum

per annum


every year or by the year
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Word Origin and History for per annum

Latin, literally "by the year," from per (see per) + annum, accusative singular of annus "year" (see annual).

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