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n. pl. per·pe·tu·i·tiesIdiom:
1. The quality or condition of being perpetual: "The perpetuity of the Church was an article of faith" (Morris L. West).
2. Time without end; eternity.
a. The condition of an estate that is limited so as to be inalienable either perpetually or longer than the period determined by law.
b. An estate so limited.
4. An annuity payable indefinitely.
For an indefinite period of time; forever.
n, pl -ties
2. the state or quality of being perpetual
3. (Law) property law a limitation preventing the absolute disposal of an estate for longer than the period allowed by law
4. (Banking & Finance) an annuity with no maturity date and payable indefinitely
5. in perpetuity for ever
[C15: from Old French perpetuite, from Latin perpetuitās continuity; see perpetual]
per•pe•tu•i•ty(ˌpɜr pɪˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or character of being perpetual.
2. endless or indefinitely long duration or existence.
3. an annuity paid for life.
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