Perpetual Statute Law and Legal Definition

A perpetual statute refers to a statute without limitation as to time. The continuance of a perpetual statute is not limited, although it is not expressly declared to be so.

The following is an example of a case law on perpetual statute:

A perpetual statute until repealed by an act professing to repeal it, or by a clause or section of another act directly bearing in terms upon the particular matter of the first act, notwithstanding an implication to the contrary may be raised by a general law which embraces the subject-matter, is considered still to be the law in force as to the particulars of the subject-matter legislated upon. [Gaddis v. Board of Comm'rs, 93 Ind. App. 658, 664 (Ind. Ct. App. 1932)].