- (rare) Fullness of years; great length of life; agedness; lengthiness of life span.
1654, Hamon L’Estrange, The Reign of King Charles, an History faithfully and impartially delivered and disposed into Annals, page 136:
- Robert Parr…the wonder of our times for annosity and long life.
- 1994: The Economist, volume 332, issues 7,879–7,882,
- […] the guardian of this columbarium — he missed that one — is plainly not a pedant at all. He just has a quirky love of words. Johnson wishes him annosity of his […]
- An Universal Etymological English Dictionary, by Nathan Bailey (1742 edition)
- A Compleat Dictionary English and Dutch, to which is added a Grammar, for both Languages, by William Sewel [compil.] and Egbert Buys [ed.] (1766), volume 1,
- Dictionary of the Synonymous Words and Technical Terms in the English Language, by James Leslie (1806),
AGEDNESS. s. Annosity.
- Encyclopædia Perthensis; or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. (2nd Ed.; 1816), volume II,
ANNOSITY, agedneſs. Bailey.
- “Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989] ” listed in the