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

Examples of permanency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Delivering essential needs for children in foster care through programs promoting safety, permanency and health. Ebony Day, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Helping Hands gives essentials to kids in foster care. Your donations help," 26 Nov. 2020 Ananich introduced Senate Bill 1006, which would add permanency to the policy change. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan to end ban on food stamps for people with drug convictions," 26 Sep. 2020 His permanency planner told KFOR that over 5,000 submissions to adopt Jordan have been submitted thus far. Fox News, "Oklahoma boy gets 5,000 adoption inquiries in 12 hours after heartbreaking interview in which he pleaded for a family," 17 Aug. 2020 Since then, his permanency planning worker told Fox 4 that the department received over 5,000 adoption submissions. Claudia Harmata,, "Oklahoma Boy, 9, in Foster Care Receives Over 5,000 Adoption Submissions After Pleading for a Family," 16 Aug. 2020 Although a sense of permanency is one of the most appealing qualities of bold tile, peel-and-stick tile offers a workaround for renters or those fearful of commitment. Laura Lambert, Better Homes & Gardens, "Bold, Colorful Tile Is Everywhere Right Now: Here's How to Get the Look," 11 June 2020 The stone bowl fire pit projects an image of permanency. The Editors, Field & Stream, "4 Ways to Enjoy a Backyard Fire," 8 Apr. 2020 None of those offered as much permanency as is possible in a temporary home or the nostalgia attraction of taking professional basketball back to the Madhouse on McDowell. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Phoenix Mercury will play at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in 2020 WNBA season," 24 July 2019 House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, instead put her support behind House Bill 1256, which would create a similar commission, but would not have the permanency of a constitutional amendment. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "House Democrats block Virginia redistricting plan they once supported," 21 Feb. 2020

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1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Permanency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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