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Meaning of PERPETUITY

Pronunciation:  `purpi'tooitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)
 

PERPETUITY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: permanence, permanency

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per`pe*tu"i*ty\, n. [L. perpetuitas: cf. F.
perp['e]tuit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the
   perpetuity of laws. --Bacon.

         A path to perpetuity of fame.         --Byron.

         The perpetuity of single emotion is insanity. --I.
                                               Taylor.

2. Something that is perpetual. --South.

3. Endless time. ``And yet we should, for perpetuity, go
   hence in debt.'' --Shak.

4. (Annuities)
   (a) The number of years in which the simple interest of
       any sum becomes equal to the principal.
   (b) The number of years' purchase to be given for an
       annuity to continue forever.
   (c) A perpetual annuity.

5. (Law)
   (a) Duration without limitations as to time.
   (b) The quality or condition of an estate by which it
       becomes inalienable, either perpetually or for a very
       long period; also, the estate itself so modified or
       perpetuated.

 
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