Pros*per"i*ty(?), n. [F. prosprit, L. prosperitas. See Prosperous.] The state of being prosperous; advance or gain in anything good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; attainment of the object desired; good fortune; success; as, commercial prosperity; national prosperity.
Now prosperity begins to mellow.Shak.
Prosperities can only be enjoyed by them who fear not at all to lose them.Jer. Taylor.
Syn. -- Prosperousness; thrift; weal; welfare; well being; happiness.
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