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permanency

[pur-muh-nuh n-see] /ˈpɜr mə nən si/
noun, plural permanencies for 2.
2.
something that is permanent.
Origin of permanency
1545-1555
From the Medieval Latin word permanentia, dating back to 1545-55. See permanent, -ency
Related forms
nonpermanency, noun
Can be confused
permanence, permanency.
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permanency

/ˈpɜːmənənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
a person or thing that is permanent
2.
another word for permanence
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