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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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Interestingly, while courts occasionally acknowledge the perfectibility standard when they hold that a policy provision is ambiguous, they virtually never acknowledge their use of this standard when they hold that a disputed policy provision is not ambiguous.
Advances in science are not necessarily steps on the way to man's perfectibility.
The ceramics canon becomes increasingly vested in technological fetishism converting creativity into mechanical structure or remade relics, while art mines the capacities of human experiential perfectibility.
Persuaded that human rights are natural and should be preserved by the laws of a just society, Condorcet firmly believed in scientific progress and human perfectibility.
Many have been rooted in unrealistically high expectations, as regards the perfectibility, of both the individual (body and soul) and the entire social system.
It comes at the end of a catalogue of crimes and reminders of past crimes which should have marked 2002 as a particularly bad time for those who believe in the essential goodness and perfectibility of the human spirit.
Young collegians are always hungry to explore the twin notions of possibilities and perfectibility," he said.
We learn of the rise and fall of Christology, perfectibility and iconoclasm, capitalised to Iconoclasm when referring to the period of political rule by emperors opposed to the veneration of images (AD 726-87, 815-43).
However, unlike them they reject 'Western' reason and the perfectibility of Man.
The prevailing school of thought dealing with medical error has been the perfectibility model: if physicians and nurses were properly trained and motivated, they would make no mistakes.
This book focuses on "the sensual body and the perfectibility of the human form, in and of itself," it says.