pûrpĭ-to͝oĭ-tē, -tyo͝o-

The quality or condition of being perpetual.

noun

Time without end; eternity.

noun

Unlimited time; eternity.

noun

Perpetuity is defined as the state or quality of lasting forever.

An example of perpetuity is a pension that is paid for life.

noun

An annuity payable indefinitely.

noun

The state or quality of being perpetual.

noun

Something perpetual, as an annuity or pension to be paid indefinitely or, often specif., for life.

noun

(countable) Something that is perpetual.

noun

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

noun

in perpetuity

  • For an indefinite period of time; forever.

idiom

in perpetuity

  • Forever or for an indefinite period.

idiom

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of perpetuity

  • From Old French perpetuité, ultimately from Latin perpetuitās.

    From Wiktionary

Perpetuity Sentence Examples

  • Such land was let either on five-year leases or in perpetuity to colon.

  • The land revenue was fixed in perpetuity with the zemindar in 17 93.

  • Iu 1791 the subsidy was changed to $6000, in perpetuity; for some years later this was raised to $10,000, and is still annually paid.

  • And what is more than all for perpetuity of fame, he was one of the great masters of the high and difficult art of elaborate composition.

  • The zamindars of that time were raised to the status of landlords, with rights of transfer and inheritance, subject always to the payment in perpetuity of a rent-charge.

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