posteriority


posteriority
/pastehriyohratiy/ This is a word of comparison and relation in tenure, the correlative of which is the word "priority." Thus, a man who held lands or tenements of two lords was said to hold of his more ancient lord by priority, and of his less ancient lord by posteriority. It has also a general application in law consistent with its etymological meaning, and, as so used, it is likewise opposed to priority

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Posteriority — Pos*te ri*or i*ty, n. [Cf. F. post[ e]riorit[ e].] The state of being later or subsequent; as, posteriority of time, or of an event; opposed to {priority}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Posteriority — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Posteriority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 posteriority posteriority Sgm: N 1 succession succession sequence Sgm: N 1 following following &c. 281 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 subsequence subsequence supervention …   English dictionary for students

  • posteriority — noun Date: 14th century the quality or state of being later or subsequent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • posteriority — /po stear ee awr i tee, or , poh /, n. the state or quality of being posterior. [1350 1400; ME pos teriorite < ML posterioritas. See POSTERIOR, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • posteriority — noun The condition of being posterior (in any sense) …   Wiktionary

  • posteriority — Synonyms and related words: aftertime, afteryears, by and by, coming after, consecution, consecutiveness, continuation, continuity, course ahead, crystal ball, descent, determinism, distant future, eventuality, expectation, extension, following,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • posteriority — n. state of being subsequent, lateness, state of being laterpÉ‘ stɪrɪ É”rÉ™tɪ /pÉ’ stɪərɪ É’r …   English contemporary dictionary

  • posteriority — pos·te·ri·or·i·ty …   English syllables

  • posteriority — The state or condition of anything which follows in point of time …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • posteriority — noun 1. the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end • Ant: ↑anteriority • Derivationally related forms: ↑posterior • Topics: ↑quadruped • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary