from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. To defer till the day after to-morrow; put off for a day.
- v. To defer going from day to day; to make an indefinitely long visit.
In Peterhouse the Master and Fellows might not allow a stranger to perendinate for more than a fortnight unless they were certified of his moral character and of his ability and willingness to do the College some notable service. and that he would not be burdensome.
This word is Latin in origin. It also means, according to the OED, 'to stay at a university college, esp. for an extended period of time.'