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 Dictionary entry overview: What does in perpetuity mean? 

  The adverb IN PERPETUITY has 2 senses:

1. for life
2. for an indefinitely long time

  Familiarity information: IN PERPETUITY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1in perpetuity [BACK TO TOP]


For life

Context examples:

desire happiness in perpetuity / an annuity paid in perpetuity

Sense 2in perpetuity [BACK TO TOP]


For an indefinitely long time

Context example:

bequeathed to the nation in perpetuity

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