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P.A.

1.
Parents' Association.
2.
Insurance. particular average.
3.
passenger agent.
4.
post adjutant.
5.
power of attorney.
6.
press agent.
7.
public-address system.
8.
publicity agent.
9.
purchasing agent.

p.a.

1.
participial adjective.
2.
per annum.
3.
press agent.

particular average

noun, Marine Insurance.
1.
a loss at sea, as through accident or negligence, that is borne solely by the owner of the lost property.
Abbreviation: P.A.
Also called particular average loss.
Compare general average.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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British Dictionary definitions for p.a

p.a.

abbreviation
1.
per annum
Word Origin
Latin: yearly

particular average

noun
1.
(insurance) partial damage to or loss of a ship or its cargo affecting only the shipowner or one cargo owner PA Compare general average
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Word Origin and History for p.a

p.a.

n.

abbreviation of "public address" (system), attested from 1936.

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p.a.

per annum
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