annuity

  • 1 annuity — an·nu·ity /ə nü ə tē, nyü / n pl ities [Medieval Latin annuitas, from Latin annuus yearly] 1: an amount payable at regular intervals (as yearly or quarterly) for a certain or uncertain period 2: the grant of or the right to receive an annuity his …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Annuity — An*nu i*ty, n.; pl. {Annuities}. [LL. annuitas, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annuit[ e].] A sum of money, payable yearly, to continue for a given number of years, for life, or forever; an annual allowance. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 annuity — (n.) early 15c., a yearly allowance, grant payable in annual installments, from Anglo Fr., O.Fr. annuité (14c.) or directly from M.L. annuitatem (nom. annuitas), from L. annus year (see ANNUAL (Cf. annual) (adj.)). Meaning an investment that… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 annuity — ► NOUN (pl. annuities) ▪ a fixed yearly allowance, especially one provided by a form of investment. ORIGIN Latin annuitas, from annuus yearly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 annuity — [ə no͞o′ə tē, ənyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. annuities [ME & OFr annuite < ML annuitas < L annuus, annual < annus: see ANNUAL] 1. a payment of a fixed sum of money at regular intervals of time, esp. yearly 2. an investment yielding periodic… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 annuity — /an(y)uwatiy/ A right to receive fixed, periodic payments, either for life or for a term of years. Moore v. O Cheskey, App., 87 N.M. 66, 529 P.2d 292, 293. A fixed sum payable to a person at specified intervals for a specific period of time or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7 annuity — /an(y)uwatiy/ A right to receive fixed, periodic payments, either for life or for a term of years. Moore v. O Cheskey, App., 87 N.M. 66, 529 P.2d 292, 293. A fixed sum payable to a person at specified intervals for a specific period of time or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 8 annuity — A regular periodic payment ( periodic payments) made by an insurance company to a policyholder for a specified period of time. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary An annuity is essentially a regular income for life and is usually purchased with your… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 Annuity — A regular periodic payment made by an insurance company to a policyholder for a specified period of time. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * annuity an‧nu‧i‧ty [əˈnjuːti ǁ əˈnuː ] noun annuities PLURALFORM [countable] 1. INSURANCE the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 annuity — /euh nooh i tee, euh nyooh /, n., pl. annuities. 1. a specified income payable at stated intervals for a fixed or a contingent period, often for the recipient s life, in consideration of a stipulated premium paid either in prior installment… …

    Universalium

  • 11 annuity — In the older sense of the term, a yearly payment of a certain sum of money granted to another in fee, for life, or for years. In the modern sense, a right, bequeathed, donated, or purchased, to receive fixed or certain periodical payments,… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 12 Annuity — See also: Pension Annuity may refer to: Annuity (finance theory): any terminating stream of fixed payments over a specified period of time Life annuity: a financial contract providing payments for a person s lifetime Annuity (US financial… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 annuity — Fin a contract in which a person pays a lump sum premium to an insurance company and in return receives periodic payments, usually yearly, often beginning on retirement.      There are several types of annuity. They vary both in the ways they… …

    The ultimate business dictionary

  • 14 annuity — /ə nju:ɪti/ noun money paid each year to a retired person, usually in return for a lump sum payment. The value of the annuity depends on how long the person lives, as it usually cannot be passed on to another person. Annuities are fixed payments …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 15 Annuity — A financial product sold by financial institutions that is designed to accept and grow funds from an individual and then, upon annuitization, pay out a stream of payments to the individual at a later point in time. Annuities are primarily used as …

    Investment dictionary

  • 16 annuity — 1) A contract in which a person pays a premium to an insurance company, usually in one lump sum, and in return receives periodic payments for an agreed period or for the rest of his or her life. An annuity has been described as the opposite of… …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 17 annuity — 1) A contract in which a person pays a premium to an insurance company, usually in one lump sum, and in return receives periodic payments for an agreed period or for the rest of his or her life. An annuity has been described as the opposite of a… …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 18 annuity — noun (plural ities) Etymology: Middle English annuite, from Anglo French annuité, from Medieval Latin annuitat , annuitas, from Latin annuus yearly Date: 15th century 1. a sum of money payable yearly or at other regular intervals 2. the right to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 annuity — UK [əˈnjuːətɪ] / US [əˈnuətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms annuity : singular annuity plural annuities 1) a fixed amount of money that someone receives regularly each year 2) an amount of money that is invested in order to earn interest that is… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 annuity — [[t]ənju͟ːɪti, AM ənu͟ːɪti[/t]] annuities N COUNT An annuity is an investment or insurance policy that pays someone a fixed sum of money each year. Syn: endowment …

    English dictionary

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