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