Per annum

Per Per, prep. [L. Cf. {Far}, {For-}, {Pardon}, and cf. {Par}, prep.] Through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself, of itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words. [1913 Webster]

{Per annum}, by the year; in each successive year; annually.

{Per cent}, {Per centum}, by the hundred; in the hundred; -- used esp. of proportions of ingredients, rate or amount of interest, and the like; commonly used in the shortened form per cent.

{Per diem}, by the day. [For other phrases from the Latin, see Quotations, Phrases, etc., from Foreign Languages, in the Supplement.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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