[pur-pi-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /ˌpɜr pɪˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
noun, plural perpetuities.
the state or character of being (often preceded by in):
to desire happiness in perpetuity.
endless or indefinitely long duration or existence; eternity.
something that is .
an annuity paid for life.
Law. an interest under which property is less than completely alienable for longer than the law allows.
noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being perpetual
(property law) a limitation preventing the absolute disposal of an estate for longer than the period allowed by law
an annuity with no maturity date and payable indefinitely
in perpetuity, for ever
late 14c., from Old French perpetuité “permanence, duration” (13c., Modern French perpétuité) and directly from Latin perpetuitatem (nominative perpetuitas) “uninterrupted duration, continuity, continuous succession,” from perpetuus (see perpetual).
adjective perpetual adj. “perpetual,” 1610s, from Latin perpetuus “continuous, unbroken, uninterrupted” (see perpetual).
[per-fen-uh-zeen, -zin] /pərˈfɛn əˌzin, -zɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 2 1 H 2 6 ClN 3 OS, used chiefly as a tranquilizer and in the treatment of intractable hiccoughs and nausea and vomiting. perphenazine per·phen·a·zine (pər-fěn’ə-zēn’) n. A crystalline compound used as a tranquilizer especially in the treatment of psychosis and […]
[per-pee-nyahn] /pɛr piˈnyɑ̃/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Pyrénées-Orientales, in the S extremity of France. [pee-rey-ney-zaw-ree-ahn-tal] /pi reɪˈneɪ zɔ ri ɑ̃ˈtal/ noun 1. a department in S France. 1600 sq. mi. (4145 sq. km). Capital: Perpignan. /French pɛrpiɲɑ̃/ noun 1. a town in S France: historic capital of Roussillon. Pop: 105 […]
[per-pleks] /pərˈplɛks/ verb (used with object) 1. to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me. 2. to make complicated or confused, as a matter or question. 3. to hamper with complications, confusion, or uncertainty. /pəˈplɛks/ verb (transitive) 1. to puzzle; bewilder; confuse […]