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Perfect

Complete; finished; executed; enforceable; without defect; merchantable; marketable.

To perfect a title is to record or register it in the proper place so that one's ownership will be established against all others.

perfect

(with stress on the second syllable) v. 1) to complete, to take all required steps to achieve a result, such as obtaining a lien or other security by legal action or completing and filing all documents to present a case to a court of appeals. A mechanic's lien for labor and/or materials used to improve real property is "perfected" by filing a lawsuit and obtaining a judgment that the lien attaches to the property. 2) to make perfect. (See: mechanic's lien)

perfect

verb absolvere, accomplish, bring to a connlusion, bring to an end, bring to completion, bring to fullless, carry out, complete, conclude, consummate, correct, culminate, cumulare, effectuate, execute, finish, follow to a conclusion, perficere, refine
Associated concepts: perfect a security interest, perfect an appeal, perfect title
See also: absolute, accurate, amend, attain, best, blameless, cap, complete, consummate, definitive, develop, elaborate, enhance, faithful, felicitous, finish, fulfill, ideal, infallible, intact, mature, meritorious, peremptory, pure, rectify, renew, renovate, right, ripe, suitable, thorough, unblemished, unimpeachable

PERFECT. Something complete.
     2. This term is applied to obligations in order to distinguish those which may be enforced by law, which are called perfect, from those which cannot be so enforced, which are said to be imperfect. Vide Imperfect; Obligations.

References in classic literature ?
From this moment Vampa devoted all his leisure time to perfecting himself in the use of his precious weapon; he purchased powder and ball, and everything served him for a mark -- the trunk of some old and moss-grown olive-tree, that grew on the Sabine mountains; the fox, as he quitted his earth on some marauding excursion; the eagle that soared above their heads: and thus he soon became so expert, that Teresa overcame the terror she at first felt at the report, and amused herself by watching him direct the ball wherever he pleased, with as much accuracy as if he placed it by hand.
Grant's very great kindness, it was impossible for him and his horses to be accommodated where they now were without material inconvenience; but his attachment to that neighbourhood did not depend upon one amusement or one season of the year: he had set his heart upon having a something there that he could come to at any time, a little homestall at his command, where all the holidays of his year might be spent, and he might find himself continuing, improving, and perfecting that friendship and intimacy with the Mansfield Park family which was increasing in value to him every day.
The old Bards and Minnesingers had advantages which we do not possess -- and Thomas Moore, singing his own songs, was, in the most legitimate manner, perfecting them as poems.