Perseverant



[pur-suh-veer-uh ns] /ˌpɜr səˈvɪər əns/

noun
1.
steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2.
Theology. continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
/ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪərəns/
noun
1.
continued steady belief or efforts, withstanding discouragement or difficulty; persistence
2.
(Christianity) persistence in remaining in a state of grace until death
adj.

mid-14c. (implied in perseverantly), from Middle French persévérant (12c.), present participle of persévérer (see persevere).
n.

mid-14c., from Old French perseverance “persistence, endurance” (12c., Modern French persévérance) and directly from Latin perseverantia “steadfastness, constancy,” from perseverantem (nominative perseverans), from perseverare (see persevere).

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