[po-steer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-, poh-]


the state or quality of being posterior.

Origin of posteriority

1350–1400; Middle English pos-teriorite < Medieval Latin posteriōritās. See posterior, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for posteriority

late 14c., "state of being behind," from Old French posteriorite (Modern French postériorité), from Medieval Latin posterioritatem (nominative posterioritas), from Latin posterior "later" (see posterior (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper