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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Late Latin per annum, English from the 16th century.

Prepositional phraseEdit

per annum

  1. In a year
  2. For a year

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

In post-classical Latin (4th or 5th century) in reference to a sum of money due each year. Already in the 3rd century in the sense of "through the year". From the preposition per (during) + annum, the accusative singular of annus (year).

Prepositional phraseEdit

per annum

  1. per annum; per year

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