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self-perpetuating

[self-per-pech-oo-ey-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlf pərˈpɛtʃ uˌeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
continuing oneself in office, rank, etc., beyond the normal limit.
2.
capable of indefinite continuation.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
Related forms
self-perpetuation, noun
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Examples for self-perpetuating
  • 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.
  • When the directors elect or appoint their successors, this is referred to as a self-perpetuating board of directors.
British Dictionary definitions for self-perpetuating

self-perpetuating

adjective
1.
(of machine, emotion, idea, etc) continuing or prevailing without any external agency or intervention
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