An example of self-perpetuating is someone dwelling on the negative in life and continuing to have bad things happen to them.
A self-perpetuating caste system.
The committee was self-perpetuating: all it did was hold a meeting to decide when the next meeting was, and consume funds to do so.
It's a self-perpetuating error, now that we've made it, we can't fix it without breaking things that depend on it.
Origin of self-perpetuating
- self- +"Ž perpetuating