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prosperity

[ pro-sper-i-tee ]
/ prɒˈspɛr ɪ ti /
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noun, plural pros·per·i·ties.

a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.
prosperities, prosperous circumstances, characterized by financial success or good fortune.

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Origin of prosperity

1175–1225; Middle English prosperite < Old French < Latin prosperitās. See prosperous, -ity
Related formsnon·pros·per·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prosperity

prosperity

/ (prɒˈspɛrɪtɪ) /

noun

the condition of prospering; success or wealth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for prosperity

prosperity


n.

c.1200, from Old French prosprete (12c., Modern French prospérité) and directly from Latin prosperitatem (nominative prosperitas) "good fortune," from prosperus (see prosper).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper