self-perpetuating

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self-perpetuating

[self-per-pech-oo-ey-ting, self-]
adjective
1.
continuing oneself in office, rank, etc., beyond the normal limit.
2.
capable of indefinite continuation.

Origin:
1815–25

self-perpetuation, noun
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self-perpetuating
 
adj
(of machine, emotion, idea, etc) continuing or prevailing without any external agency or intervention

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Example sentences
It is moving to build the self-perpetuating effects that come with such a
  platform with astonishing speed.
If there are no members, governance is vested in the hands of a
  self-perpetuating board of directors or trustees.
It seems worth emphasizing that the dominance of string theory is absolutely
  not self-perpetuating.
And it is important to understand that, to some extent, the process has been
  self-perpetuating.
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