What does perpetuity mean?

Definitions for perpetuityˌpɜr pɪˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perpetuity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perpetuity, sempiternity(noun)

    the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)


  1. perpetuity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being perpetual; endless duration; uninterrupted existence.

  2. perpetuity(Noun)

    Something that is perpetual.

  3. perpetuity(Noun)

    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.

  4. perpetuity(Noun)

    An annuity in which the periodic payments begin on a fixed date and continue indefinitely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perpetuity(noun)

    the quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws

  2. Perpetuity(noun)

    something that is perpetual

  3. Perpetuity(noun)

    endless time

  4. Perpetuity(noun)

    the number of years in which the simple interest of any sum becomes equal to the principal

  5. Perpetuity(noun)

    the number of years' purchase to be given for an annuity to continue forever

  6. Perpetuity(noun)

    a perpetual annuity

  7. Perpetuity(noun)

    duration without limitations as to time

  8. Perpetuity(noun)

    the quality or condition of an estate by which it becomes inalienable, either perpetually or for a very long period; also, the estate itself so modified or perpetuated

  9. Origin: [L. perpetuitas: cf. F. perptuit.]


  1. Perpetuity

    A perpetuity is an annuity that has no end, or a stream of cash payments that continues forever. There are few actual perpetuities in existence. Real estate and preferred stock are among some types of investments that effect the results of a perpetuity, and prices can be established using techniques for valuing a perpetuity. Perpetuities are but one of the time value of money methods for valuing financial assets. Perpetuities are a form of ordinary annuities. The concept is closely linked to terminal value and terminal growth rate in valuation.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetuity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetuity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The lover steals a kiss, He is under penalty of perpetuity.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The lover steals a kiss. He is under penalty of perpetuity. (L'amoureux vole un baiser. Il encourt perpétuité)

  3. Thomas Browne:

    But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.

  4. William Feather:

    The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

  5. Mathew Mark:

    Given the failures of 2014, the market currently ascribes zero growth in perpetuity to SunCoke, and zero value to its advantaged GP/LP structure.

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