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an·nu·i·ty

 (ə-no͞o′ĭ-tē, ə-nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. an·nu·i·ties
1.
a. The annual payment of an allowance or income.
b. The right to receive this payment or the obligation to make this payment.
2. A contract or agreement by which one receives fixed payments on an investment for a lifetime or for a specified number of years.

[Middle English annuite, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin annuitās, from Latin annuus, yearly, from annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]

annuity

(əˈnjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Banking & Finance) a fixed sum payable at specified intervals, esp annually, over a period, such as the recipient's life, or in perpetuity, in return for a premium paid either in instalments or in a single payment
2. (Banking & Finance) the right to receive or the duty to pay such a sum
[C15: from French annuité, from Medieval Latin annuitās, from Latin annuus annual]

an•nu•i•ty

(əˈnu ɪ ti, əˈnyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a specified income payable at stated intervals for a fixed or contingent period, often for the recipient's life, as in consideration of a premium paid.
2. the right to receive such an income.
3. the duty to make such a payment or payments.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French annuité, annualté < Medieval Latin annuitās]

annuity

an investment that bears a fixed return yearly, for a fixed period or for the life of the recipient.
See also: Finance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annuity - income from capital investment paid in a series of regular paymentsannuity - income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments; "his retirement fund was set up to be paid as an annuity"
regular payment - a payment made at regular times
annuity in advance - an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the beginning of equally spaced periods; "rent payable in advance constitutes an annuity in advance for the landlord"
ordinary annuity - an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the end of equally spaced periods
reversionary annuity, survivorship annuity - an annuity payable to one person in the event that someone else is unable to receive it
tontine - an annuity scheme wherein participants share certain benefits and on the death of any participant his benefits are redistributed among the remaining participants; can run for a fixed period of time or until the death of all but one participant
Translations
Ruhegeld
anuitet
lijfrenteverzekering

annuity

[əˈnjuːɪtɪ] Nrenta f vitalicia

annuity

[əˈnjuːɪti] nrente f annuity payment, life annuityannuity payment npaiement m de rentes

annuity

n(Leib)rente f; to buy an annuityeine Rentenversicherung abschließen

annuity

[əˈnjuːɪtɪ] nannualità f inv, rendita annuale (also life annuity) → vitalizio
pension annuity (policy) → polizza di pensione integrativa
References in classic literature ?
That is very true, and, therefore, I do not know whether, upon the whole, it would not be more advisable to do something for their mother while she lives, rather than for them--something of the annuity kind I mean.
Certainly not; but if you observe, people always live for ever when there is an annuity to be paid them; and she is very stout and healthy, and hardly forty.
From the time of his settling in Alencon he had nobly admitted his poverty, saying that his whole fortune consisted in an annuity of six hundred francs a year, the sole remains of his former opulence,--a property which obliged him to see his man of business (who held the annuity papers) quarterly.
To explain the problematic existence of the chevalier, the historian, whom Truth, that cruel wanton, grasps by the throat, is compelled to say that after the "glorious" sad days of July, Alencon discovered that the chevalier's nightly winnings amounted to about one hundred and fifty francs every three months; and that the clever old nobleman had had the pluck to send to himself his annuity in order not to appear in the eyes of a community, which loves the main chance, to be entirely without resources.
the House had never been their own and their Fortune had only been an Annuity on their own Lives.
The stipend arising hence would hardly have indulged the schoolmaster in the luxuries of life, had he not added to this office those of clerk and barber, and had not Mr Allworthy added to the whole an annuity of ten pounds, which the poor man received every Christmas, and with which he was enabled to cheer his heart during that sacred festival.
Rawdon the next week, and had lent Rawdon Crawley six hundred pounds upon annuity before six months were over.
But she refused, saying she could now afford to employ an assistant, and would continue the school till she could purchase an annuity sufficient to maintain her in comfortable lodgings; and, meantime, she would spend her vacations alternately with us and your sister, and should be quite contented if you were happy.
It then transpired that the commissary had so far stolen a march on Mrs General as to have bought himself an annuity some years before his marriage, and to have reserved that circumstance in mentioning, at the period of his proposal, that his income was derived from the interest of his money.
I had often heard him complain of the disproportion of his rank with his fortune; and I advised him to invest all he had in an annuity.
But I shall not give up my Liberty for a dirty annuity.
every hatom of his worldly goods, except just a trifle, by way of remembrance, to his nephew down in -shire, and an annuity to his wife.