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per-petuus adj.

per+1 PAT-, continuous, unbroken, uninterrupted, constant, entire, whole, perpetual : agmen: vigiliaeque stationesque, a continuous line of , etc., Cs.: Perpetuis soliti patres considere mensis, V.: innocentia perpetuā vitā perspecta, in the whole tenor of his life , Cs.: oratio (opp. altercatio): quaestiones, a permanent court for criminal trials : historia, a general history : diem perpetuum in laetitiā degere, this whole day , T.: lex: stellarum cursūs: formido, V.: rota, perpetuum quā circumvertitur axem (i. e. perpetuo), O.—As subst n. : in perpetuum (sc. tempus), for all time, forever.—Universal, general : perpetui iuris quaestio: quaestio, a general principle .

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