from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The annual payment of an allowance or income.
- noun The right to receive this payment or the obligation to make this payment.
- noun A contract or agreement by which one receives fixed payments on an investment for a lifetime or for a specified number of years.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The ligament which attaches the stapes to the rim of the fenestra ovalis.
- noun A periodical payment of money, amounting to a fixed sum in each year, the moneys paid being either a gift or in consideration of a gross sum received.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A sum of money, payable yearly, to continue for a given number of years, for life, or forever; an annual allowance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A specified
income payableat stated intervals for a fixed or a contingentperiod, often for the recipient’s life, in consideration of a stipulated premiumpaid either in prior installment payments or in a single payment. For example, a retirement annuity paid to a public officerfollowing his or her retirement.
- noun The
rightto receive such an income.
- noun The
dutyto make such a payment or payments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English annuite, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin annuitās, from Latin annuus, yearly, from annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]
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From French annuité, from Medieval Latin annuitās, from Latin annuus ("annual").
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