past perfect

adjective

Definition of past perfect 

: of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is traditionally formed in English with had and denotes an action or state as completed at or before a past time spoken of

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past perfect noun

First Known Use of past perfect

1868, in the meaning defined above

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