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- (uncountable) The quality or state of being perpetual; endless duration; uninterrupted existence.
- (countable) Something that is perpetual.
- (countable, law) A limitation intended to be unalterable and of indefinite duration; a disposition of property which attempts to make it inalienable beyond certain limits fixed or conceived as being fixed by the general law.
- (countable, finance) An annuity in which the periodic payments begin on a fixed date and continue indefinitely.