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Examples of perpetuity in a Sentence
lands that should remain in their wild state in perpetuity
Recent Examples of perpetuity from the Web
Microsoft is going to be a dominant force in technology, effectively in perpetuity.
The agreement, which advocates the historical designation, would be a step toward protecting the hotel in perpetuity, Conca said. 2.
Whatever the provenance of the document, it will be kept in perpetuity at the library.
And the restaurant provides revenue to help fund maintenance that will be the developer’s responsibility in perpetuity.
Societies grow and change, but the mission defined by the creator of the foundation remains the mission in perpetuity.
Stoneleigh and McCormick Farm are, under state law and the eyes of the IRS, protected from development in perpetuity by conservation easements.
And a name, if managed well, can live on in perpetuity.
Founded in 1948 by Moses Asch, Folkways was acquired by Smithsonian in 1987, a year after the founder’s death, with the promise that all 26,168 titles would remain in print in perpetuity.
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Did You Know?
Continual existence—that elusive concept has made perpetuity a favorite term of philosophers and poets for centuries. The word derives ultimately from the Latin adjective perpetuus ("continual" or "uninterrupted"), which is also the source of our perpetual and perpetuate. It frequently occurs in the phrase "in perpetuity," which essentially means "forever" or "for an indefinitely long period of time." Perpetuity also has some specific uses in law. It can refer to an arrangement in a will rendering land forever inalienable (or at least, for a period longer than is set by rules against such arrangements) or to an annuity that is payable forever.
PERPETUITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perpetuity for English Language Learners
: the state of continuing forever or for a very long time
legal Definition of perpetuity
- devised to them in perpetuity
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