per·pet·u·ate /pər-'pe-chə-ˌwāt/ vt -at·ed, -at·ing: to preserve or make available (testimony) for later use at a trial by means of deposition esp. when the evidence so gathered would be otherwise unavailable or lost
◇ Courts will not allow the perpetuation of testimony at a pretrial proceeding if it appears to be an attempt to fish for useful material.
per·pet·u·a·tion /pər-ˌpe-chə-'wā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb carry forward, carry on, cause to be continued, cause to endure, cause to last, eternize, immortalize, keep alive, keep in existence, maintain, make eternal, make everlasting, make last, make permanent, make perpetual, preserve, prolong, render deathless, retain, save, sustain associated concepts: perpetuate testimony II index continue (prolong), establish (entrench), keep (continue), maintain (carry on), persevere, preserve, prolong, remain (continue), sustain (prolong), uphold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Perpetuate — Per*pet u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perpetuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perpetuating}.] [L. perpetuatus, p. p. of perpetuare to perpetuate. See {Perpetual}.] To make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetuate — Per*pet u*ate, a. [L. perpetuatus, p. p.] Made perpetual; perpetuated. [R.] Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetuate — 1520s, from pp. stem of L. perpetuare, from perpetuus (see PERPETUAL (Cf. perpetual)). Related: Perpetuated; Perpetuating …   Etymology dictionary

  • perpetuate — [v] keep going bolster, conserve, continue, eternalize, eternize, immortalize, keep, keep alive, keep in existence, keep up, maintain, preserve, secure, support, sustain; concept 239 Ant. cease, halt, prevent, stop …   New thesaurus

  • perpetuate — ► VERB ▪ cause to continue indefinitely. DERIVATIVES perpetuation noun perpetuator noun. ORIGIN Latin perpetuare make permanent …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetuate — [pər pech′o͞o āt΄] vt. perpetuated, perpetuating [< L perpetuatus, pp. of perpetuare] to make perpetual; cause to continue or be remembered; preserve from oblivion perpetuation n. perpetuator n …   English World dictionary

  • perpetuate — verb ADVERB ▪ just, merely, only, simply ▪ Giving these events a lot of media coverage merely perpetuates the problem. ▪ thereby VERB + PERPETUATE …   Collocations dictionary

  • perpetuate — UK [pə(r)ˈpetʃueɪt] / US [pərˈpetʃueɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms perpetuate : present tense I/you/we/they perpetuate he/she/it perpetuates present participle perpetuating past tense perpetuated past participle perpetuated to make something… …   English dictionary

  • perpetuate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin perpetuatus, past participle of perpetuare, from perpetuus Date: 1530 to make perpetual or cause to last indefinitely < perpetuate the species > • perpetuation noun • perpetuator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perpetuate — perpetuable, adj. perpetuation, perpetuance /peuhr pech ooh euhns/, n. perpetuator, n. /peuhr pech ooh ayt /, v.t., perpetuated, perpetuating. 1. to make perpetual. 2. to preserve from extinction or oblivion: to perpetuate one s name. [1520 30; …   Universalium

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