noun, plural per·pe·tu·i·ties.
- perpetual inventory,
- perpetual motion,
- perpetual-motion machine,
Origin of perpetuity
Examples from the Web for perpetuity
It's a problem for people who see double digit increases and think they'll come for perpetuity.
Gibraltar was ceded to Britain in perpetuity under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht.Edward's Visit to Gibraltar Stirs Up Spanish Anger|Tom Sykes|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That's seed money to guarantee you a good reservation any time, any day, in perpetuity.
Then she settled in perpetuity in front of the television, knitting overtight stripy jumpers.
Are the conservative forces in our nation sufficient to insure its perpetuity?Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
To no other individual does the Indian race owe so much for the perpetuity in history and art of its life and customs.The Yellowstone National Park|Hiram Martin Chittenden
To each person and his family an acre of land was given in perpetuity.Great Events in the History of North and South America|Charles A. Goodrich
The addition of $142,000 to the expense of the Commonwealth in perpetuity is not to be undertaken but upon proven necessity.Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed.|Calvin Coolidge
This, perhaps, was unfortunate, for the perpetuity of his race at that time depended upon this very quality.The Greater Republic|Charles Morris
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for perpetuity
late 14c., from Old French perpetuité "permanence, duration" (13c., Modern French perpétuité) and directly from Latin perpetuitatem (nominative perpetuitas) "uninterrupted duration, continuity, continuous succession," from perpetuus (see perpetual).