Per*fec"tion (?), n. [F.
perfection, L. perfectio.] 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
2. A quality, endowment, or acquirement
completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine
attribute of complete excellence. Shak.
What tongue can her perfections
tell? Sir P. Sidney.
To perfection, in the highest degree of
excellence; perfectly; as, to imitate a model to
Per*fec"tion, v. t. To
perfect. [Obs.] Foote.