Etymology
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perseverance (n.)

mid-14c., perseveraunce "will or ability to persevere, tenacity," from Old French perseverance "persistence, endurance" (12c., Modern French persévérance) and directly from Latin perseverantia "steadfastness, constancy," from perseverant- past-participle stem of perseverare "continue steadfastly" (see persevere). From late 14c. as "quality or state of continuing or enduring."

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Definitions of perseverance

perseverance (n.)
persistent determination;
Synonyms: doggedness / persistence / persistency / tenacity / tenaciousness / pertinacity
perseverance (n.)
the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior;
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