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Whole or complete. What is perfect has all the actual qualities that are proper to its nature or kind. Only God is all perfect. Creatures are more or less perfect as they are more or less what they ought to be, according to their rank or level of being, and among people, according to their age, position, or sate of life. (Etym. Latin perfectus, finished, completed, from perficere, to complete.)
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