futurity

/fyooh toor"i tee, -tyoor"-, -choor"-, -cherr"-/, n., pl. futurities.
1. future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity.
2. future generations; posterity: What will futurity say about this?
3. the afterlife: the promise of eternal rest in futurity.
4. a future state or condition; a future event, possibility, or prospect: We are concerned about the futurity of unsubsidized opera. His tactfulness remains more of a futurity than a reality.
5. the quality of being future: the futurity of the end of the world.
6. Also called futurity race. Horse Racing. a race, usually for two-year-olds, in which the entrants are selected long before the race is run, sometimes before the birth of the foal.
[1595-1605; FUTURE + -ITY]

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Universalium. 2010.

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