Perfectional to Pericope
(Per*fec"tion*al) a. Of or pertaining to perfection; characterized by perfection. [R.] Bp. Pearson.
(Per*fec"tion*ate) v. t. To perfect. Dryden.
(Per*fec"tion*ism) n. The doctrine of the Perfectionists.
(Per*fec"tion*ist), n. One pretending to perfection; esp., one pretending to moral perfection; one
who believes that persons may and do attain to moral perfection and sinlessness in this life. South.
(Per*fec"tion*ment) n. [Cf. F. perfectionnement.] The act of bringing to perfection, or
the state of having attained to perfection. [R.] I. Taylor.
(Per*fect"ive) a. Tending or conducing to make perfect, or to bring to perfection; usually
followed by of. "A perfective alteration." Fuller.
Actions perfective of their natures.Ray.
(Per*fec"tive*ly), adv. In a perfective manner.
(Per"fect*ly) adv. In a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; throughly; faultlessly.
"Perfectly divine." Milton.
As many as touched were made perfectly whole.Matt. xiv. 36.
(Per"fect*ness), n. The quality or state of being perfect; perfection. "Charity, which is the
bond of perfectness." Col. iii. 14.
(Per*fer"vid) a. [Pref. per- + fervid.] Very fervid; too fervid; glowing; ardent.
(Per*fi"cient) a. [L. perficiens, p. pr. of perficere to perform. See Perfect.] Making or doing
throughly; efficient; effectual. [R.] Blackstone.
(Per*fi"cient), n. One who performs or perfects a work; especially, one who endows a charity.
(Per*fid"i*ous) (per*fid"i*us; 277), a. [L. perfidious.]
1. Guilty of perfidy; violating good faith or vows; false to trust or confidence reposed; teacherous; faithless; as,
a perfidious friend. Shak.
2. Involving, or characterized by, perfidy. "Involved in this perfidious fraud." Milton.
(Per*fid"i*ous*ly), adv. In a perfidious manner.
(Per*fid"i*ous*ness), n. The quality of being perfidious; perfidy. Clarendon.
(Per"fi*dy) n.; pl. Perfidies (- diz). [L. perfidia, fr. L. perfidus faithless; per (cf. Skr. para
away) + fides faith: cf. F. perfidie. See Faith.] The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a
promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.
The ambition and perfidy of tyrants.Macaulay.
His perfidy to this sacred engagement.DeQuincey.
(Per"fit) a. Perfect. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Per*fix") v. t. [Pref. per- + fix.] To fix surely; to appoint. [Obs.]