perpetual


perpetual
I adjective adsiduus, amaranthine, ceaseless, chronic, constant, continuous, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, ever-abiding, everlasting, fixed, having no limit, immortal, imperishable, impossible to stop, incessant, indelible, indestructible, ineradicable, inexhaustible, infinite, interminable, intransient, lasting, never-ceasing, never-dying, never-fading, never-failing, never-stopping, perdurable, perennis, permanent, perpetuated, persistent, sempiternal, sempiternus, stable, surviving, unceasing, undestroyable, unending, unerasable, unfading, unfailing, uninterrupted, unlimited, unrepeatable, without end associated concepts: perpetual easement, perpetual franchise, perpetual injunction, perpetual lease, perpetual lien, perpetual succession foreign phrases:
- Perpetua lex est nullam legem humanam ac posMvam perpetuam esse, et clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet — It is a perpetual law that no human and positive law can be perpetual, and a clause in a law which precludes the power of abrogation or repeal is void from the beginning
II index chronic, constant, continuous, durable, habitual, immutable, incessant, indestructible, infinite, periodic, permanent, stable, standing, unlimited, unremitting

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


perpetual
adj.
Never ending; continuing without interruption or end.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Perpetual — Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetual — may refer to: *Perpetual bond, a bond which pays coupons forever *Perpetual curacy, a type of Christian priesthood *Perpetual Entertainment, a software development company *Perpetual Limited, an Australian diversified financials company… …   Wikipedia

  • perpetual — [pər pech′o͞o əl] adj. [ME perpetuel < OFr < L perpetualis < perpetuus, constant < perpes (gen. perpetis), continuous < per , through + petere, to strive, rush at, fall: see FEATHER] 1. lasting or enduring forever or for an… …   English World dictionary

  • perpetual — mid 14c., from O.Fr. perpetuel (12c.), from L. perpetualis universal, in M.L. permanent, from perpetuus continuous, universal, from perpetis, gen. of Old L. perpes lasting, probably from per through + root of petere to seek, go to, aim at (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • perpetual — perpetuál, perpetuálă, adj. (înv.) perpetuu. Trimis de blaurb, 14.11.2008. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

  • perpetual — 1 *lasting, permanent, perdurable, durable, stable Analogous words: *everlasting, endless, unceasing, interminable: eternal, sempiternal, *infinite 2 *continual, continuous, constant, incessant, unremitting, perennial Analogous words: enduring …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perpetual — [adj] continual, lasting abiding, ceaseless, constant, continued, continuous, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, going on, immortal, imperishable, incessant, infinite, interminable, intermittent, never ceasing, never ending, perdurable,… …   New thesaurus

  • perpetual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) never ending or changing. 2) occurring repeatedly; seemingly continual. DERIVATIVES perpetually adverb. ORIGIN Latin perpetualis, from perpetuus continuing throughout …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetual — adj. 1 eternal; lasting for ever or indefinitely. 2 continuous, uninterrupted. 3 colloq. frequent, much repeated (perpetual interruptions). 4 permanent during life (perpetual secretary). Phrases and idioms: perpetual calendar a calendar which can …   Useful english dictionary

  • perpetual — per|pet|u|al [pəˈpetʃuəl US pər ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: perpetuel, from Latin perpetuus, from petere to go to ] 1.) continuing all the time without changing or stopping = ↑continuous ▪ the perpetual… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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