Perpetuity

[p_ə_p_ɪ_t_j_ˈuː_ɪ_t_ɪ], [pəpɪtjˈuːɪtɪ], [pəpɪtjˈuːɪtɪ]

Definitions of perpetuity:

  1.   Something that is perpetual.
  2.   A perpetual annuity.
  3.   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.
  4.   Endless duration; duration for an indefinite period; something perpetual; a sum that will purchase an annuity.
  5.   The state of being everlasting; endless time; something that lasts forever.
  6.   The number of years' purchase to be given for an annuity to continue forever.
  7.   The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws.
  8.   the property of being perpetual ( seemingly ceaseless)
  9.   Duration without limitations as to time.
  10.   State of being perpetual; endless duration; anything perpetual.
  11.   Endless duration; continued and uninterrupted existence for an indefinite period of time; something of which there is no end.
  12.   The number of years in which the simple interest of any sum becomes equal to the principal.
  13.   State of being perpetual: endless duration: duration for an indefinite period: something perpetual: the sum paid for a perpetual annuity.
  14.   Endless time.
  15.   Something perpetual; unending time.

Antonyms for perpetuity:

impermanence, temporariness, ephemerality, transitoriness, transience.


Quotes for perpetuity:

  1. To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing. – Marcus Allen
  2. We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those northwestern forests for perpetuity The unemployment rate has gone not up, but down. The economy has gone up. – Bruce Babbitt
  3. This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity Another example of that is the torture scandal. – James Bovard
  4. The Simpsons can go anywhere in the world and not worry about any budgetary issues. However, even when the show has had its run, I think the characters can go on in perpetuity – Dan Castellaneta
  5. The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes. – Calvin Coolidge
  6. The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. – William Feather
  7. This self -love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it. – Voltaire

Usage examples for perpetuity:

  1. “ I lacked both the conceptions of man as an Atlas, holding up the painted globe, or an individual mounting securely into perpetuity – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  2. Having returned warm thanks for the reception given to the toast, and the good wishes expressed towards himself and the Princess of Wales, he then proposed the toast of the evening: " Prosperity to the Welsh Charity School, and Perpetuity to the Honourable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons." ” – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  3. In principle it is presumed to be perpetual, but in practice the Bible makes certain exceptions to perpetuity lays down rules indeed for separation. ” – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  4. These, then, are the elements, and on them all is stamped the signature of perpetuity – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  5. As the goal of evolution appears an ideal condition which is either indefinitely remote, that is, which gives room for the bliss of infinite progress in its direction, or else a definitely attainable condition, which would have within itself the conditions of perpetuity – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  6. She could procure no considerable loans, therefore she has mortgaged no such oppressive taxes as those Great Britain has imposed in perpetuity for payment of interest. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  7. On the following morning the first " call for troops" was proclaimed to the whole country, in a grand " appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government." ” –  by
  8. The constancy of the sidereal revolutions inspired the conclusion as to their perpetuity – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  9. Of the first act he could never think without a burning cheek- a sense of mortification- a pang of wounded pride; and long ere this he had made up his mind that if Irene ever left him again, it would be for ever, so far as perpetuity depended on his action in the case. ” – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  10. The love I bear my wife is not, I trust, all of the earth, earthy; but instinct with a heavenly perpetuity – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  11. In perpetuity do you mean, Mr. Spooner? ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  12. The Constitution did not, like the Articles of Confederation, declare that the States had agreed to a perpetual union, but distinctly indicated the hope of its perpetuity by the expression in the preamble of the purpose to " secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." ” – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  13. Directing our efforts to the early accomplishment of these great ends, let us endeavor to preserve harmony between the coordinate departments of the Government, that each in its proper sphere may cordially cooperate with the other in securing the maintenance of the Constitution, the preservation of the Union, and the perpetuity of our free institutions. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. In making such grants, called franchises, city councils often permitted private corporations the free use of the streets and other public property for long periods of time or even in perpetuity – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  15. In memory of this event, the Hamor gate, through which the enemy had been admitted, was walled up in perpetuity – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  16. “ Harnden's company disappeared in a few years, and the Adams Express Company became an institution that has the appearance of perpetuity – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  17. But if the Indians have been there before me, you shall have their name, which is always beautifully fit and does not originate in the poor human desire for perpetuity – The Land Of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin
  18. How much better for the German people would it not have been had their Parliament recognized the perpetuity of literary rights, and thus enabled the " great and wealthy house" of Cotta and Co. ” – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  19. That quality of absolute supremacy of the several departments in their respective spheres, or functions, and of co- ordination or equality in their relations to each other, established by the Constitution as a guarantee of the perpetuity of our political system, would have been endangered, and the result could not have been otherwise than disaster in the future. ” – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)

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Idioms for perpetuity:

  • in perpetuity
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