Perseverance Per`se*ver"ance, n. [F. pers['e]v['e]rance, L. perseverantia.] 1. The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun. ``The king-becoming graces . . . perseverance, mercy, lowliness.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Whose constant perseverance overcame Whate'er his cruel malice could invent. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Discrimination. [Obs.] --Sir J. Harrington. [1913 Webster]

3. (Theol.) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See {Calvinism}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Persistence; steadfastness; constancy; steadiness; pertinacity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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