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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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As with O'Collins's point cited above, Balthasar emphasizes that Jesus is, d la Hebrews 12:2, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
We cannot imagine what lies in wait for them, but we must find a way to teach them to "run with perseverance the race that is set before [them], looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame" (Heb 12:1-2).
Ascesis is the way to be followed by all Christians in the pursuit of divinization, of union with their Creator and Perfecter.
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The relevance of the principle of sacramentality to the church's veneration of saints is underscored in the classic: passage from Paul's Letter to the Hebrews: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith" (12:11.
4: "Unde prima causa huius diversitatis accipienda est ex parte ipsius Dei, qui diversimode suae gratiae dona dispensat, ad hoc quod ex diversis gradibus pulchritudo et perfectio Ecclesiae consurgat: sicut etiam diversos gradus rerum instituit ut essenl universum perfecter.
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The Perfecter is perhaps the one that will become the most useful to any male who lives by the rules that a 'man's work is never done', as it proves to be a useful pick me up for the morning after the night before.