from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. By the year; annually: a magazine subscription of 40 dollars per annum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. annually
  • adv. in, or for each year

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. by the year; in each successive year; annually.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)


Latin : per, per + annum, accusative of annus, year.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From post-classical Latin per annum, English from the 16th century. (Wiktionary)


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