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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pos·ter·i·ty /pɑˈstɛrəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pos·ter·i·ty n.
 1. The race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham.
    If [the crown] should not stand in thy posterity.   --Shak.
 2. Succeeding generations; future times.
    Their names shall be transmitted to posterity.   --Shak.
    Their names shall be transmitted to posterity.   --Smalridge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: all of the offspring of a given progenitor; "we must secure
           the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"
           [syn: descendants]
      2: all future generations