[ self-per-pech-oo-ey-ting, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf pərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf- /


continuing oneself in office, rank, etc., beyond the normal limit.
capable of indefinite continuation.


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Origin of self-perpetuating

First recorded in 1815–25

OTHER WORDS FROM self-perpetuating

self-per·pet·u·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for self-perpetuating



(of machine, emotion, idea, etc) continuing or prevailing without any external agency or intervention
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