Sunday, April 09, 2017
Frank from Suttons Bay came across the phrase in perpetuity, and he figured out from context that it means forever. In legal use, it means “not subject to termination.” The phrase is often used in documents granting an easement to a utility company.
It tracks back to the Latin adjective perpetuus, lasting or permanent. There are a few words that use the same root, and these examples have been compiled from the Oxford English Dictionary.
· perpetuator: A person who or thing which perpetuates something.
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