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Enduring forever; eternal.

[Middle English, from Old French sempiternel, from Late Latin sempiternālis, from Latin sempiternus : semper, always; see sem- in Indo-European roots + aeternus, eternal; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

sem′pi·ter′ni·ty (-nĭ-tē) n.


the state or quality of being eternal, without beginning or end. — sempiternal, adj.
See also: Time
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Noun1.sempiternity - the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)
permanence, permanency - the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration


The totality of time without beginning or end:
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Press, 1957) are of particular note in light of the emphasis on Richard's deviant body here: "Sovereign sempiternity stabilizes the sovereign's right to ule by imagining his place in an unbroken train of rulers stretching out of the distant past.
In colleagues, friends and patients, I could see his love; in his parents, its origins; in his siblings, its likeness and in his children, its sempiternity.