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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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The church needs to stop looking at society as its source of inspiration and start looking at the author and perfecter of our faith, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2).
The inspiration for the image comes from Hebrews 12:2: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Finding in Jesus "the pioneer and perfecter of their faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross" (Heb.
Paul admonishes in the book of Hebrews, "run with endurance the race fixed before you, fixing your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.
Democracy and Distrust(31) is an extended argument for the proposition that the Court should not act as an elite impediment to what it takes to be the substantive excesses of the politically responsible branches but, on the contrary, as a perfecter of the democratic process.
Pavilion offers with the Process Perfecter a very good tool for optimization of the cement manufacturing process.
Go for something light that allows skin to breathe, or even better, a tinted moisturiser or bb cream such as Garnier's Skin Perfecter all-in-one, PS6.
Instead, what we have is a lot of books on the Old Testament stories bringing a 'moralizing teaching' instead of fixing our eyes to Jesus, 'the founder and perfecter of our faith.
It is, at the end, Jesus who is then pioneer and perfecter of our faith (12:2).
O'Collins points us to Hebrews 12:2, which refers to Jesus as the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.