permanency

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Noun[edit]

permanency (countable and uncountable, plural permanencies)

  1. The state or quality of permanence.
    The permanency of the new government is questionable.
  2. (countable) A person or thing permanently in residence.
    • 1885, Gertrude Jerdon, Keyhole Country (page 108)
      Family Ghosts are permanencies, you know; but I'll tell you what I'll do.

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