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As perpetuation (lat .: perpetuitas = continuance, continuity, context) the maintenance and continuation of a situation or actual (physical and / or chemical), social, emotional or designated legal status. If the condition is not irreversible anyway, constant repetitions (e.g. through oral transmission) are initiated or carried out or durable documentation is produced (in particular records, such as certificates , as a means of ensuring this durability ) , Photographs or electronic storage media).

When new, fundamental legal provisions are initially enacted , special formulations that exclude a later amendment by the legislature should guarantee the perpetuity of the regulations, e.g. B. in the Basic Law .

Even in the case of receiving stolen goods , a penalty is the perpetuation of the illegal state.

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