- the condition or quality of being permanent; perpetual or continued existence.
Origin of permanence
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- the state or quality of being permanent
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early 15c., from Middle French permanence and directly from Medieval Latin permanentia (early 14c.), from Latin permanens (see permanent). Related: Permanency.
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