[pur-muh-nuh n-see]
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Origin of permanency

From the Medieval Latin word permanentia, dating back to 1545–55. See permanent, -ency
Related formsnon·per·ma·nen·cy, noun
Can be confusedpermanence permanency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -cies
  1. a person or thing that is permanent
  2. another word for permanence
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