Perpetuity definition

pûrpĭ-to͝oĭ-tē, -tyo͝o-
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Time without end; eternity.
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An annuity payable indefinitely.
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Unlimited time; eternity.
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The quality or condition of being perpetual.
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Perpetuity is defined as the state or quality of lasting forever.

An example of perpetuity is a pension that is paid for life.

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The condition of an estate that is limited so as to be inalienable either perpetually or longer than the period determined by law.
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An estate so limited.
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The state or quality of being perpetual.
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Something perpetual, as an annuity or pension to be paid indefinitely or, often specif., for life.
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A limitation upon the transference of an estate: it is valid only for a legally specified period.
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An estate so limited.
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(uncountable) The quality or state of being perpetual; endless duration; uninterrupted existence.
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(countable) Something that is perpetual.
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(countable, law) A limitation intended to be unalterable and of indefinite duration; a disposition of property which attempts to make it inalienable beyond certain limits fixed or conceived as being fixed by the general law.
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(countable, finance) An annuity in which the periodic payments begin on a fixed date and continue indefinitely.
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in perpetuity
  • For an indefinite period of time; forever.
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in perpetuity
  • forever or for an indefinite period
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
perpetuity
Plural:
perpetuities

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Origin of perpetuity

  • From Old French perpetuité, ultimately from Latin perpetuitās.

    From Wiktionary