per·​ma·​nen·​cy ˈpər-mə-nən(t)-sē How to pronounce permanency (audio)
plural permanencies
: something permanent

Examples of permanency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But if the federal government were to give it a seal of permanency, the hope is that more state regulatory authorities and commercial insurers would get on board, Howell says. Lindsay Lyon, Time, 10 Oct. 2023 The event aims to highlight the thousands of Arizona families who have achieved permanency after overcoming the challenges that caused their families to be separated. Aidan Wohl, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2023 In the meantime, a sense of permanency has pervaded many encampments. Erika D. Smith, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 As part of the process to gain back permanency, parents have taken classes, underwent testing for substance abuse when applicable and worked with caseworkers and parent allies. Aidan Wohl, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2023 The order prioritizes creating robust partnerships among state agencies and public, private, faith-based, and community organizations, improving access to adequate resources for caregivers and youth, and improving processes to prevent unnecessary removal and secure permanency for children. Bethany Blankley, Washington Examiner, 29 June 2020 The red stripe is for valor, the white stripe for purity and the blue stripe for justice, vigilance and permanency. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2023 Bennett said the goal is for the city and service provider partners to continue using the current strategy post-pandemic, even once the non-congregate spaces have closed, of rapidly connecting people with temporary housing and referring them to long-term assistance and permanency. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 26 June 2021 Comments which use derogatory language, in this thread or anywhere else on the sub, will be removed and the user will be banned, with the duration/permanency at the mod team’s discretion. Erik Kain, Forbes, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of permanency was in 1555

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“Permanency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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