[ちょうきゅう, choukyuu] (n) (1) permanence; perpetuity; (2) Choukyuu era (1040.11.10-1044.11.24); (P) [Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Perpetuity \Per`pe*tu"i*ty\, n. [L. perpetuitas: cf. F.
1. The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the
perpetuity of laws. --Bacon.
A path to perpetuity of fame. --Byron.
The perpetuity of a single emotion is insanity. --I.
2. Something that is perpetual. --South.
3. Endless time. "And yet we should, for perpetuity, go hence
in debt." --Shak.
(a) The number of years in which the simple interest of
any sum becomes equal to the principal.
(b) The number of years' purchase to be given for an
annuity to continue forever.
(c) A perpetual annuity.
(a) Duration without limitations as to time.
(b) 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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless) [syn:
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