In the year associated with Christian era as a d 1887
- into the Christian era; utilized before times after the expected year Christ came to be
- In the year of Christian period; since, a. d. 1887.
In the year associated with the Lord. Commonly abbreviated A. D. The calculation of the time, in accordance with the Christian period, dates through the delivery of Christ. This term became Anglicized by adoption, to make certain that an indictment or statement containing the language "Anno Domini" is not demurrable as not-being inside English language. State v. Gilbert, 13 Vt. 047; Hale v. Vesper, Smith (N. H.) 283.
1570s, Latin, actually "in the entire year of (our) Lord."
around regarding the Christian period; as, a. d. 1887.