DIMENSIONS: MEASURE / Proportion
R E F E R E N C E S
Perpetuity n, pl -ties [ME perpetuite, fr. MF perpetuité, fr. L perpetuitat-, perpetuitas, fr. perpetuus] [15c] 1: Eternity2 2: the quality or state of being perpetual [bequeathed to them in __] 3a: the condition of an estate limited so that it will not take effect or vest within the period fixed by law b: an estate so limited 4: an annuity payable forever
Perpetuate vt -ated; -ating [L perpetuatus, pp. of perpetuare, fr. perpetuus] : to make perpetual or cause to last indefinitely [__ the species]. . .
Perpetual adj [ME perpetuel, fr. MF, fr. L perpetuus uninterrupted, fr. per-through + petere to go to -more at Feather] [14c] 1a: continuing forever: Everlasting b : valid for all time : holding [as an office] for life or for an unlimited time 2: occurring continually: indefinitely long-continued 3: blooming continuously throughout the season -syn. see continual
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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