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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perpetuity  \Per`pe*tu"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  perpetuitas:  cf  F. 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  perpetual;  as  the 
  perpetuity  of  laws.  --Bacon. 
  A  path  to  perpetuity  of  fame.  --Byron. 
  The  perpetuity  of  single  emotion  is  insanity.  --I. 
  2.  Something  that  is  perpetual.  --South. 
  3.  Endless  time.  ``And  yet  we  should  for  perpetuity,  go 
  hence  in  debt.''  --Shak. 
  4.  (Annuities) 
  a  The  number  of  years  in  which  the  simple  interest  of 
  any  sum  becomes  equal  to  the  principal. 
  b  The  number  of  years'  purchase  to  be  given  for  an 
  annuity  to  continue  forever. 
  c  A  perpetual  annuity. 
  5.  (Law) 
  a  Duration  without  limitations  as  to  time. 
  b  The  quality  or  condition  of  an  estate  by  which  it 
  becomes  inalienable,  either  perpetually  or  for  a  very 
  long  period;  also  the  estate  itself  so  modified  or 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  property  of  being  perpetual  (seemingly  ceaseless) 

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