per·​ma·​nen·​cy | \ ˈpər-mə-nən(t)-sē How to pronounce permanency (audio) , ˈpərm-nən(t)- \
plural permanencies

Definition of permanency

2 : something permanent

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Recent Examples on the Web The relative permanency of the style is the reason why it's best done with human hair. Danielle James, Allure, 11 May 2022 This incorrect data is logged in digital permanency and requires proactive effort to address. Steve Ritter, Fortune, 29 Apr. 2022 They are made to be lived in and often cheaper than motels and provide some permanency. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 Apart from the Kachra Vahtuk union, few labour unions across India are actually fighting for workers’ rights to permanency. Aarefa Johari, Quartz, 25 Nov. 2021 But a lot of people have come out of this year with their sense of permanency badly shaken. Sara Stewart, CNN, 21 July 2021 Of course, there’s a keenly related problem of permanency for much of what’s online. Jonathan Zittrain, The Atlantic, 30 June 2021 Though the court's decision did not touch on the merits of the legal issues raised by the states, Democrats praised it as the latest indication of permanency for the controversial law, a centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's policy agenda. Mabinty Quarshie, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Family Tapestry’s parent organization, The Children’s Shelter, entered the five-year contract in August 2018 to provide care and services supporting the safety, permanency and well being of children placed in its legal conservatorship. Peggy O’hare, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of permanency

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Permanency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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