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per annum

[per an-uh m] /pər ˈæn əm/
by the year; yearly.
Origin of per annum
1595-1605; < Latin
Can be confused
per annum, per capita, per diem. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for per annum
  • He bought treasury bills for as little as half a percent per annum.
  • White estimates that eighteen of his ultimate fighters earn in the millions per annum.
  • My protest has been accorded an average of one sentence per annum.
  • He bought treasury bills for as little as half a percent per annum.
  • Calculated as simple interest per annum and becomes part of the original judgment amount.
  • The subordinate loan interest rate is calculated as simple interest per annum.
British Dictionary definitions for per annum

per annum

/pər ˈænəm/
every year or by the year
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for per annum

Latin, literally "by the year," from per (see per) + annum, accusative singular of annus "year" (see annual).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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