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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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1569] The Pathe waye to perfectnes, in thaccomptes of Debitour, and Creditour: in manner of a Dialogue.
Rather than passively consuming such persecutory myths of feminine perfectness, these artists treat them as our psychic playthings (which they are) and wring meanings and feelings from them at odds with the "ready-made" versions.
Wherefore consider with yourselves the end of the Ministry towards the children of God, towards the Spouse and Body of Christ; and see that ye never cease your labour, your care and diligence, until ye have done all that lieth in you, according to your bounden duty, to bring all such as are or shall he committed to your charge, unto that agreement in the faith and knowledge of God, and to that ripeness and perfectness of age in Christ [italics added], that there be no place left among you, either for error in religion, or for viciousness in life.
Perfectness of any theoretical method is diminished or even meaningless with insufficient data quality and coverage.
The perfectness of special systems has been studied in [16], [7], and [12].
The sun had reappeared, but there was no joy in the sunshine, for there was no perfectness in our June day anymore.
But Wolf Larsen was the man-type, the masculine, and almost a god in his perfectness.
Florence's boring perfectness also, however, as Linda Zwinger has suggested, informs Dombey's transgressive sexualities.
Other prominent equilibrium refinements include "trembling-hand perfection," see Selten, Perfectness Concept, supra note 2; "proper" equilibria, Roger B.
Selten, Reinhart, 1975, Reexamination of the Perfectness Concept for Equilibrium Points in Extensive Games, International Journal of Game Theory, 4: 25-55.
To touch upon the perfectness of their married union with truth, and yet good taste, seems almost impossible for any biographer, much more one for whom it is so noble a heritage and so sweet and sacred a memory (40).
But Josette Day's starched perfectness gives Madeleine about as much eroticism as Barbie.