Perpendicularity to Persist
(Per`pen*dic`u*lar"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. perpendicularité.] The quality or state of being perpendicular.
(Per`pen*dic"u*lar*ly) adv. In a perpendicular manner; vertically.
(Per"pend stone`) See Perpender.
(Per*pen"sion) n. [See Perpend.] Careful consideration; pondering. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Per*pen"si*ty) n. Perpension. [Obs.]
(Per"pent stone`) See Perpender.
(Per*pes"sion) n. [L. perpessio, fr. perpeti, perpessus, to bear steadfastly; per + pati to
bear.] Suffering; endurance. [Obs.] Bp. Pearson.
(Per"pe*tra"ble) a. Capable of being perpetrated. R. North.
(Per"pe*trate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perpetrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Perpetrating.] [L. perpetratus,
p. p. of perpetrare to effect, perpetrare; per + patrare to perform.] To do or perform; to carry through; to
execute, commonly in a bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be guilty of; as, to perpetrate a
What the worst perpetrate, or best endure.Young.
(Per`pe*tra"tion) n. [L. perpetratio: cf. F. perpétration.]
1. The act of perpetrating; a doing; commonly used of doing something wrong, as a crime.
2. The thing perpetrated; an evil action.
(Per"pe*tra`tor) n. [L.] One who perpetrates; esp., one who commits an offense or crime.
(Per*pet"u*a*ble) a. Capable of being perpetuated or continued.
Varieties are perpetuable, like species.Gray.
(Per*pet"u*al) a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perpétuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing
throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, -etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an
unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous.
Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.Shak.
Perpetual feast of nectared sweets.Milton. Circle of perpetual apparition, or occultation. See under Circle. Perpetual calendar, a calendar
so devised that it may be adjusted for any month or year. Perpetual curacy (Ch. of Eng.), a curacy
in which all the tithes are appropriated, and no vicarage is endowed. Blackstone. Perpetual motion.
See under Motion. Perpetual screw. See Endless screw, under Screw.
Syn. Continual; unceasing; endless; everlasting; incessant; constant; eternal. See Constant.
(Per*pet"u*al*ly), adv. In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually.
The Bible and Common Prayer Book in the vulgar tongue, being perpetually read in churches, have
proved a kind of standard for language.Swift.
(Per*pet"u*al*ty) n. The state or condition of being perpetual. [Obs.] Testament of Love.