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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.

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(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)

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Reexamination of the Perfectness Concept for Equilibrium Points in Extensive Games." International Journal of Game Theory, 4(1), 1975, 25-55.
Thus, the claims of perfectness of the l-participle produce an orderly system of periphrastic forms with the l-participle, where, it would seem, the auxiliary naturally serves to identify the point of speaking, whereas the l-participle expresses the fact that the event is related to the reference point (espoused, for instance, in Katicic 1991:50).
Interestingly, the lack of Markov perfectness of the open-loop Nash equilibrium solution is reflected in a very slow return of all policy instruments to levels compatible with steady state equilibrium.
The perfectness of KR crystals ensures that they are related to highest weight affine crystals via the construction in [17].
To place the ball between fielders, you have to deviate a bit from perfectness," he said.
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In an 1840 letter to Richard Hengist Horne, Barrett says, "God's will--so high above humanity, that its goodness & perfectness cannot be scanned at a glance,--wd, be very terrible if it were not for His manifested love-manifested in Jesus Christ.
Iconometry (chag tshad) can be regarded as the central grammar of Tibetan art in order to establish the perfect form as a standard for the perfectness of mind and for the representation of the perfect Buddha nature.
Perchance thou art too pure, and dost surpass Too far amid th' Ideas ranged high In the Eternal Reason's perfectness, To our deject and most imbased eye To look unharmed on thy integrity, Symbol of Love, and Truth, and all that cannot die.
Control (monitoring) of detection procedures (technologies creates opportunities to strive for performance, perfectness, technical and economical rationality, adaptivity, flexibility of these procedures and to increase the level of their intellectuality.
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