in perpetuity

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 (pûr′pĭ-to͞o′ĭ-tē, -tyo͞o′-)
n. pl. per·pe·tu·i·ties
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.
3. Law
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.
in perpetuity
For an indefinite period of time; forever.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: perpetuity - for life; "desire happiness in perpetuity"; "an annuity paid in perpetuity" perpetuity - for an indefinitely long time; "bequeathed to the nation in perpetuity"
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