Perpetuating
Perpetuate Per*pet"u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perpetuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perpetuating}.] [L. perpetuatus, p. p. of perpetuare to perpetuate. See {Perpetual}.] To make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from extinction or oblivion; to eternize. --Addison. Burke. [1913 Webster]

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  • perpetuating — index honorary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • perpetuating — per pet·u·ate || pÉ™r petʃʊeɪt /pÉ™ v. eternalize, make perpetual, make everlasting; preserve from extinction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perpetuating testimony — The procedure permitted by federal and state discovery rules for preserving the attestation of a witness that might otherwise be lost prior to the trial in which it is intended to be used. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005 …   Law dictionary

  • perpetuating testimony — Means or procedure permitted by federal and state discovery rules for preserving for future use the testimony of witness, which might otherwise be lost or unavailable before the trial in which it is intended to be used. Fed.R. Civil P. 27(a)… …   Black's law dictionary

  • self-perpetuating — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ perpetuating itself without external agency or intervention. DERIVATIVES self perpetuation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-perpetuating — [self′pər pech′o͞o āt΄iŋ] adj. of a kind that causes or promotes indefinite continuation or renewal of itself or oneself [a self perpetuating caste system] …   English World dictionary

  • self-perpetuating — adjective Describing something that causes itself to continue to exist. The committee was self perpetuating: all it did was hold a meeting to decide when the next meeting was, and consume funds to do so …   Wiktionary

  • self-perpetuating — self per|pet|u|at|ing [ ,self pər petʃu,eıtıŋ ] adjective something such as a system or process that is self perpetuating is able to continue for a long time because it creates the things it needs to continue …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-perpetuating — adjective perpetuating itself or oneself without external agency or intervention. Derivatives self perpetuation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-perpetuating — UK [ˌself pə(r)ˈpetʃuˌeɪtɪŋ] / US [ˌself pərˈpetʃuˌeɪtɪŋ] adjective something such as a system or process that is self perpetuating is able to continue for a long time because it creates the things that it needs to continue …   English dictionary

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