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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)

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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Porque mas adelante puede ocurrir algun incidente y las fuerzas federales lo ultimo que quieren es ser acusadas de violar derechos humanos y ser llevadas a tribunales domesticos o internacionales; con esta declaratoria, se subraya que la responsabilidad es de la autoridad civil, es un mandato de esta que se concreta mediante la declaratoria de seguridad interior, pero tambien tiene cosas perfectibles, opinables, como es lo que comentamos: numero uno, las Fuerzas Armadas siempre deben estar sometidas a la autoridad civil; dos, habria que repensar bien el tema de inteligencia; y tres, habia que repensar el tema de la sujecion al ministerio publico", evaluo Lara Rivera.
Es cierto que el Poder Judicial es muy perfectible y mejorable en su independencia, en su funcionamiento y eficiencia, pero las reformas deseables, para ser autenticas y duraderas, deben nacer de un debate y de un consenso, los que son inexistentes en este caso.
Es, por ello, que entender la educacion como un "proyecto vital inacabado, imperfecto pero perfectible," tiene hondas raices en la propia libertad del ser humano, capaz de decidir y dirigir su propia vida.
Siguiendo aquel principio del Aquinate, continua explicando Canals que ese acto de ser, perfectivo del ente, es participado en cuanto que recibido por todos los entes; pero que ello se da en diversos grados, en la medida en que el ser es recibido por una esencia en la que se da una mayor o menor potencialidad perfectible. Se constituyen de este modo diferentes grados de perfeccion, como son el vivir, el conocer o el entender.
It will expose more what GCC has achieved in 30 years, which with the exception of a perfectible customs union, remain very little," Anani said.
(Leap of faith) Humans are perfectible although they remain sinners.
The perfectible creature thus attains perfection through motion and preserves it through immovability.
The virtuous and moral life is distinctively human, and the exercise of such a life leads to happiness in the human world, which is perfectible according to the rules God has given.
With the worldwide market for cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic rejuvenation now valued at over $13 billion, Orbach is concerned about society's obsession with the "perfectible body".
Subsequent chapters show how similar ideas are also to be found at the heart of Revolutionary treatises such as Talleyrand's Rapport sur l'instruction publique (1791), where the republican citizen is firmly envisaged as 'l'homme perfectible' (p.67).
As a corollary to these, he argued against a Manichean dualism that would pit corruptible flesh against a perfectible spirit.
The system is also not the best of all possible systems, so there's lots of room for improvement--but like any system, it's not perfectible, no matter how many times it is reformed, re-engineered, or reimagined.