Definition of Perpetuity

1. Noun. The property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless).

Exact synonyms: Sempiternity
Generic synonyms: Permanence, Permanency
Derivative terms: Perpetual, Perpetual



Definition of Perpetuity

1. n. The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws.

Definition of Perpetuity

1. Noun. The quality or state of being perpetual; endless duration; uninterrupted existence. ¹

2. Noun. Something that is perpetual. ¹

3. Noun. (countable legal) A limitation intended to be unalterable and of indefinite duration; a disposition of property which attempts to make it inalienable beyond certain limits fixed or conceived as being fixed by the general law. ¹

4. Noun. (countable finance) An annuity in which the periodic payments begin on a fixed date and continue indefinitely. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perpetuity

1. [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Perpetuity

perpetuall
perpetually
perpetually growing tooth
perpetuals
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perpetuated
perpetuates
perpetuating
perpetuation
perpetuations
perpetuator
perpetuators
perpetude
perpetuities
perpetuity (current term)
perphenazine
perphenazines
perplection
perplex
perplexed
perplexedly
perplexedness
perplexer
perplexers
perplexes
perplexing
perplexingly
perplexingness
perplexion

Literary usage of Perpetuity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"perpetuity A "perpetuity" Is any limitation tending to take the subject of It out of ... 'perpetuity' Is a future limitation, whether executory or by way of ..."

2. A Practical Treatise of Powers by Edward Burtenshaw Sugden (1861)
"What estates may be created in point of perpetuity. 2. The construction of powers in general. 3. Where an exclusive appointment is authorized. 4. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"142; and that not merely a life interest therein, but the fee, although no words of limitation in perpetuity are added'. Roe r. Right, 7 East, 268; Right r. ..."

4. Modern French Legal Philosophy by Alfred Fouillée, Alfred Jules Emile Fouillee (1916)
"The Principle of Non-perpetuity. Another way of reconciling the interests of ... The question of the perpetuity of obligations, and in a general way, ..."

5. Theology: Explained and Defended, in a Series of Sermons by Timothy Dwight, Sereno Edwards Dwight (1823)
"In direct proof of the perpetuity of this institution I allege, I. The Text. That it is a part of the Moral Law I argue from the fact, that it is united ..."

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