Perseverance

Definition of Perseverance

Per`se`ver´ance
n.1.The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.
2.Discrimination.
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.

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