prosperity

[pro-sper-i-tee]

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.

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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prosperity

noun

the condition of prospering; success or wealth
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Word Origin and History for 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).

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