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 for perfect
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfect \Per"fect\ (p[~e]r"f[e^]kt), a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit,
     parfet, parfait, F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere
     to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see
     Per-) + facere to make, do. See Fact.]
     1. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not
        defective nor redundant; having all the properties or
        qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw,
        fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure;
        sound; right; correct.
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              My strength is made perfect in weakness. --2 Cor.
                                                    xii. 9.
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              Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun. --Shak.
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              I fear I am not in my perfect mind.   --Shak.
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              O most entire perfect sacrifice!      --Keble.
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              God made thee perfect, not immutable. --Milton.
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     2. Well informed; certain; sure.
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              I am perfect that the Pannonians are now in arms.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; --
        said of a flower.
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     Perfect cadence (Mus.), a complete and satisfactory close
        in the harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the
        dominant.
  
     Perfect chord (Mus.), a concord or union of sounds which is
        perfectly coalescent and agreeable to the ear, as the
        unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a
        common chord in its original position of keynote, third,
        fifth, and octave.
  
     Perfect number (Arith.), a number equal to the sum of all
        its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors,
        are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See Abundant number, under
        Abundant. --Brande & C.
  
     Perfect tense (Gram.), a tense which expresses an act or
        state completed; also called the perfective tense.
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     Syn: Finished; consummate; complete; entire; faultless;
          blameless; unblemished.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfect \Per"fect\ (p[~e]r"f[e^]kt), n.
     The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfect \Per"fect\ (p[~e]r*f[e^]kt" or p[~e]r"f[e^]kt; 277), v.
     t. [imp. & p. p. Perfected; p. pr. & vb. n. Perfecting.]
     [L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere. See Perfect, a.]
     To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave
     nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to
     its nature and kind.
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           God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us. --1
                                                    John iv. 12.
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           Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, .
           . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct
           species.                                 --Locke.
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     Perfecting press (Print.), a press in which the printing on
        both sides of the paper is completed in one passage
        through the machine.
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     Syn: To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate.
          [1913 Webster] perfectibility

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  perfect
      adj 1: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish;
             "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect
             happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a
             perfect day" [ant: imperfect]
      2: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
         intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a
         consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross
         negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding
         mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter
         nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth" [syn: arrant(a),
         complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a),
         everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a),
         sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a),
         utter(a), unadulterated]
      3: precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing"
      n 1: a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been
           completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect) [syn:
           perfective, perfective tense, perfect, perfect
           tense]
      v 1: make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
           [syn: perfect, hone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  327 Moby Thesaurus words for "perfect":
     KO, OK, absolute, accomplish, accomplished, accurate, achieve,
     adept, admitting no exception, adroit, all right, all-embracing,
     all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, ameliorate, aorist,
     appropriate, apt, arrant, authentic, beautify, best, better,
     beyond all praise, blameless, born, broad-based, button up,
     call off, cancel, cap, carry out, carry through,
     carry to completion, categorical, chaste, classical, clean,
     clean up, clear, climax, close out, close up, complete,
     comprehensive, conclude, conclusive, congenital, consummate,
     correct, crass, crown, culminate, cultivate, dead right, decided,
     decisive, deep-dyed, defectless, definite, definitive, deft,
     delete, determinate, develop, dispose of, do to perfection,
     downright, drop the curtain, durative, dyed-in-the-wool, effect,
     egregious, elaborate, embellish, emend, end, end off, entire,
     evolve, exact, exceed, excel, excellent, execute, exhaustive,
     experienced, expert, explicit, express, expunge, exquisite,
     extinguish, faultless, final, finalize, finish, finish off,
     finish up, finished, fit, fitting, fixed, flagrant, flat, flat-out,
     flawless, fold up, fulfilled, full, fully realized, future,
     future perfect, get done, get it over, get over with, get through,
     get through with, gifted, give the quietus, glaring, global,
     go one better, gross, historical present, holy, ideal, illimitable,
     immaculate, impeccable, imperfect, implicit, improve, improve on,
     inappealable, incomparable, indefectible, indefective,
     indisputable, infallible, inimitable, intact, integral, intensive,
     intolerable, irreproachable, just, just right, kayo, kibosh, kill,
     knock out, letter-perfect, lifelike, limitless, masterful,
     masterly, matchless, mature, mere, meticulous, model, mop up,
     needed, no strings, nonpareil, okay, omnibus, omnipresent, open,
     out-and-out, outright, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome,
     overpass, overtop, past, past perfect, peerless, peremptory,
     perfected, pervasive, plain, plenary, plumb, pluperfect,
     point tense, polish, polish off, polished, positive, precious,
     precise, predominate, preponderate, present, present perfect,
     preterit, prevail, professional, proficient, profound,
     progressive tense, pronounced, proper, pure, put paid to,
     put right, radical, rank, realize, rectify, refine, regular,
     reliable, required, requisite, right, righteous, ripen, round,
     round out, scrag, season, set right, shattering, sheer, shocking,
     shoot down, simple, sinless, skilled, sleek, slick, smooth, sound,
     spotless, stainless, stark, stark-staring, straight, straight-out,
     straight-up-and-down, sublime, suitable, superb, superlative,
     supreme, surpass, surpassing, sweeping, taintless, talented, tense,
     terminate, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing,
     through-and-through, top, top off, top out, total, tower above,
     tower over, transcend, true, trump, ubiquitous, unadulterated,
     unalloyed, unbearable, unblemished, unbound, unbounded, unbroken,
     uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, unconfined,
     unconscionable, uncontaminated, undamaged, undeniable, undiluted,
     undoubting, unequivocal, unerring, unexcelled, unfaultable,
     unflawed, unhampered, unhesitating, unimpaired, uninjured,
     universal, unlimited, unmatched, unmeasured, unmistakable,
     unmitigated, unmixed, unqualified, unquestioning, unrelieved,
     unreserved, unrestricted, unspoiled, unspotted, untainted,
     unwaivable, utter, veritable, very, whole, wholesale, wide-open,
     wind up, wipe out, without exception, without reserve,
     without strings, wrap up, zap
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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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