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Having the power to renew or perpetuate oneself or itself for an indefinite length of time.

self′-per·pet′u·a′tion n.


(of machine, emotion, idea, etc) continuing or prevailing without any external agency or intervention


1. capable of indefinite continuation or renewal of itself or oneself.
2. continuing oneself in office, rank, etc., beyond the normal limit.
self′-perpetua′tion, n.


[ˌselfpəˈpetjʊeɪtɪŋ] ADJque se autoperpetúa
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Perhaps they could find a nice word to describe a self-perpetuating, crypto-fascist oligarchy which denies ordinary voters any voice in decision-making.
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