[ per-pech-oo-ey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of causing something to continue or go on happening:The object of the sorority, among others, is the perpetuation of good fellowship, friendship, and sisterly love among its members.

  2. the act of preserving something from extinction or oblivion:I spent many months writing the biographies of my father and grandfather to aid in the perpetuation of their memory.

Origin of perpetuation

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Latin perpetuātiōn-, stem of perpetuātiō “a making uninterrupted, preservation”; see perpetuate, -ion
  • Also per·pet·u·ance [per-pech-oo-uhns] /pərˈpɛtʃ u əns/ .

Other words from perpetuation

  • non·per·pet·u·ance, noun
  • non·per·pet·u·a·tion, noun

Words Nearby perpetuation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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