Perfected Law and Legal Definition

Perfected means to make perfect. The term as used in real property law means all necessary legal steps to achieve a result such as obtaining a lien or other security by legal action or completing and filing all documents to present a case to a court of appeals is taken. For example, perfected title to property. It is often used to refer to the filing of a lien with the appropriate entity responsible for land records, such as the county recorder's office.