perpetuity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English perpetuite, from Anglo-French perpetuité, from Latin perpetuitat-, perpetuitas, from perpetuus Date: 15th century 1. eternity 2 2. the quality or state of being perpetual <
bequeathed to them in perpetuity
>
3. a. the condition of an estate limited so that it will not take effect or vest within the period fixed by law b. an estate so limited 4. an annuity payable forever

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  • perpetuity — per·pe·tu·i·ty /ˌpər pə tü ə tē, tyü / n pl ties 1: the quality, state, or duration of being perpetual devised to them in perpetuity 2 a: the condition of a future estate limited in such a way as not to vest within the period fixed by law for the …   Law dictionary

  • Perpetuity — Per pe*tu i*ty, n. [L. perpetuitas: cf. F. perp[ e]tuit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws. Bacon. [1913 Webster] A path to perpetuity of fame. Byron. [1913 Webster] The perpetuity of single emotion is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetuity — ► NOUN (pl. perpetuities) 1) the state or quality of lasting forever. 2) a bond or other security with no fixed maturity date. ● in (or for) perpetuity Cf. ↑in perpetuity …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetuity — [pʉr΄pə to͞o′ə tē, pʉr΄pətyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. perpetuities [ME perpetuite < OFr perpetuité < L perpetuitas] 1. the state or quality of being perpetual 2. something perpetual, as an annuity or pension to be paid indefinitely or, often specif …   English World dictionary

  • Perpetuity — A perpetuity is an annuity that has no definite end, or a stream of cash payments that continues forever. There are few actual perpetuities in existence (although the British government has issued them in the past, and they are known and still… …   Wikipedia

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  • perpetuity — A constant stream of identical cash flows without end, such as a British consol. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * perpetuity per‧pe‧tu‧i‧ty [ˌpɜːpˈtjuːti ǁ ˌpɜːrpˈtuː ] noun in perpetuity LAW for all future time: • The contract allows them …   Financial and business terms

  • Perpetuity — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Endless duration. < N PARAG:Perpetuity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 perpetuity perpetuity eternity everness aye sempiternity immortality athanasia Sgm: N 1 interminability interminability agelessness everlastingness …   English dictionary for students

  • Perpetuity — A constant stream of identical cash flows with no end. The formula for determining the present value of a perpetuity is as follows: This is not as abstract a concept as you may think; the British issued bonds, called consols, which are a great… …   Investment dictionary

  • perpetuity — n. in perpetuity ( forever ) * * * [ˌpɜːpɪ tjuːɪtɪ] in perpetuity ( forever ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • perpetuity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Endless duration Nouns perpetuity; everlastingness, unceasingness, etc.; eternity, infinity, aye, timewithout end, sempiternity; deathlessness, immortality, athanasia; incessance, continuity, durability …   English dictionary for students

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