The definition of perpetual is something that goes on or lasts forever or an extremely long time.(adjective)
An example of perpetual is love between a mother and child.
See perpetual in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME perpetuel < OFr < L perpetualis < perpetuus, constant < perpes (gen. perpetis), continuous < per-, through + petere, to strive, rush at, fall: see feather
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Origin: Middle English perpetuel
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin perpetuālis
Origin: , from perpetuus, continuous
Origin: : per-, per-
Origin: + petere, to go toward; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
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