Origin of perpetual
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Historical Examples of perpetuality
The perpetuality of towns was recognized by statutes of 1391, which compared town-held property to church-held property.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
Word Origin for perpetual
mid-14c., from Old French perpetuel "without end" (12c.) and directly from Latin perpetualis "universal," in Medieval Latin "permanent," from perpetuus "continuous, universal," from perpetis, genitive of Old Latin perpes "lasting," probably from per- "through" + root of petere "to seek, go to, aim at" (see petition (n.)). Related: Perpetually. Perpetual motion is attested from 1590s.