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perpetualadjective adsiduus, amaranthine, chronic, constant, continuous, deathless, endless, eternal, everlasting, fixed, having no limit, immortal, imperishable, impossible to stop, incessant, indelible, indestructible, ineradicable, inexhaustible, interminable, intransient, lasting, never-failing, perdurable, permanent, perpetuated, persistent, sempiternal, stable, surviving, unceasing, undestroyable, unending, unerasable, unfading, unfailing, uninterrupted, unlimited, unrepealable, without end
Associated concepts: perpetual easement, perpetual franchise, perpetual injunction, perpetual lease, perpetual lien, perpetual succession
Foreign phrases: Perpetua lex est nullam legem huuanam ac positivam perpetuam esse, et clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet.It is a perpettal law that no human and positive law can be perpetual, and a clause in a law which precludes the power of abrooation or repeal is void from the beginning.
See also: chronic, constant, continuous, durable, habitual, immutable, incessant, indestructible, infinite, periodic, permanent, stable, standing, unlimited, unremitting
PERPETUAL. That which is to last without limitation as to time; as, a perpetual statute, which is one without limit as to time, although not expressed to be so.