Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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PERPET'UATE, verb transitive [Latin perpetuo.] To make perpetual; to eternize.

1. To cause to endure or to be continued indefinitely; to preserve from extinction or oblivion; as, to perpetuate the remembrance of a great event or of an illustrious character. The monument in London perpetuates the remembrance of the conflagration in 1666. Medals may perpetuate the glories of a prince.

2. To continue by repetition without limitation.