AskDefine | Define annuity

Dictionary Definition

annuity n : income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments; "his retirement fund was set up to be paid as an annuity" [syn: rente]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A right to receive amounts of money regularly over a certain fixed period, in perpetuity, or, especially, over the remaining life or lives of one or more beneficiaries.

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right to periodic payment
  • Croatian: anuitet

Extensive Definition

Annuity may refer to:
An annuity that has no definite end is called a perpetuity.
annuity in German: Annuität
annuity in Hebrew: אנונה (תשלום)

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