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Definition of Perpetuity


  1. The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws.
  2. Something that is perpetual.
  3. Endless time.
  4. The number of years in which the simple interest of any sum becomes equal to the principal.
  5. The number of years' purchase to be given for an annuity to continue forever.
  6. A perpetual annuity.
  7. Duration without limitations as to time.
  8. 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.

Perpetuity Quotations

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.

White supremacy is the conscious or unconscious belief or the investment in the inherent superiority of some, while others are believed to be innately inferior. And it doesn't demand the individual participation of the singular bigot. It is a machine operating in perpetuity, because it doesn't demand that somebody be in place driving.
Michael Eric Dyson

There is a construct in computer programming called 'the infinite loop' which enables a computer to do what no other physical machine can do - to operate in perpetuity without tiring. In the same way it doesn't know exhaustion, it doesn't know when it's wrong and it can keep doing the wrong thing over and over without tiring.
John Maeda

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

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
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Perpetuity Translations

perpetuity in German is Ewigkeit
perpetuity in Spanish is perpetuidad
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