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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 struggle of an artist to enter the realm of perfectibility is awesome compared to the ease with which the studio technician can change, substitute, alter, or manufacture notes, passages, and sections.
This perpetual revisal inscribes the movement of perfectibility and political justice more problematically than Godwin's Enlightenment rhetoric sometimes supposes.
Previous successes, coupled with already prevalent ideas of continued progress toward perfectibility, caused doctors to become progressively confident, perhaps over confident, in their abilities to prevent and control disease (Byerly 2005, 4-7).
It challenged the media's influence on the creation of identities, called for Lebanese women to think critically about their perception of themselves and move beyond the facade of glamour and perfectibility.
But while the production, which muses on the idea of perfection and perfectibility, boasts music by Leigh Stirling, is inspired by Dury it's not about him.
As DeCoste has suggested, this novel describes the consequences of secularism's faith in human perfectibility by human means (33-52).
This is a caveat to humanists who believe in the perfectibility of the world through science and reason.
A central tenet of the Enlightenment was the perfectibility of humanity through the education of reason and the cultivation of virtue or what can generically be called "self-improvement.
Oppen's literary career began with the publication of Discrete Series in 1934, but between then and 1962 he published very few poems and no book, dedicating himself to the Communist Party and the perfectibility of humankind rather than that of art.
Harold Coward, The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought.