perfectum

noun
per·​fec·​tum | \ pə(r)ˈfektəm \
plural -s

Definition of perfectum

: an aspectual category of tenses in Latin that includes all which indicate that action or state is completed in contrast with those tenses which indicate that action or state is in progress — compare infectum

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History and Etymology for perfectum

New Latin, from neuter of Latin perfectus perfect

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“Perfectum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfectum. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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