[ per an-uh m ]
/ pər ˈæn əm /
by the year; yearly.
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Origin of per annum
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1595–1605
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British Dictionary definitions for per annum
/ (pər ˈænəm) /
every year or by the year
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Word Origin and History for per annum
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