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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.


(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)


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.

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Of all the authorities above, the definition that appeals to me most is that of Collins English Dictionary: 'Someone who is a perfectionist refuses to do or accept anything that is not as good as it could possibly be.
Perfectionists often get bogged down in details and can lose perspective.
At this specialty clinic, most who are perfectionists also meet diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder.
Adaptive perfectionists are characterized by holding high standards for themselves while not becoming overly self-critical when they fall short of achieving high standards (Rice & Ashby, 2007; Stoeber & Otto, 2006).
Results further suggested that a greater proportion of Chinese students could be classified as adaptive perfectionists.
37), with both perfectionist groups not differing significantly from each other in Active Task-Focused Coping composite scale scores.
Question 4 asked whether a counselor or therapist had ever referred to participants as perfectionist.
In terms of achievement motivation, perfectionists and nonperfectionists were similar in many areas of inquiry (e.
Perfectionists may have a hard time hearing criticism of their work.
Conversely, the modus operandi of the "negative" perfectionist involves cognitions and behaviors that engender avoidance and escape from failure, imperfection, and mediocrity (i.
perfectionist because of a nagging feeling of non-attainment and inadequacy, in
In this study, data on self-perceived multiple intelligences were also collected on students to assure that the gifted and nongifted samples did differ on their levels of giftedness, and to explore possible differences in the profiles of multiple intelligences of different perfectionist types.