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noun 
  1. A person who lives or has lived with his or her parents as long as the parents are or were alive, and afterwards requires someone else to be looked after by. A person who is adult in stature but is still not capable of living as an independent adult.
Many autistic adults have been portrayed as perpetual children.
  1. A person who is treated like a child for life.
Parents should raise future adults, not perpetual children.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: eeuwig kind
  • French: enfant perpétuel
  • German: unaufhí¶rliches Kind
  • Italian: bambino perpetuo , bambina perpetua
  • Spanish: nií~+mn~o perpetuo , nií~+mn~a perpetua

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