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[pur-muh-nuh n-see]
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noun, plural per·ma·nen·cies for 2.
  1. permanence.
  2. something that is permanent.
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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
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perpetuation, stability, durability, dependability, immutability, permanency

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