1. The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.

2. A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence. "What tongue can her perfections tell?" (Sir P. Sidney) To perfection, in the highest degree of excellence; perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.

Origin: F. Perfection, L. Perfectio.

(01 Mar 1998)

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