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cham

CHAM, n. The sovereign prince of Tartary. Usually written Khan.




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CHAM, n. The sovereign prince of Tartary. Usually written Khan.


CHAM, n. [kam.]

The sovereign prince of Tartary. Usually written Khan.


Cham
  1. To chew.

    [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Sir T. More.
  2. The sovereign prince of Tartary; -- now usually written khan.

    Shak.
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CHAM, noun The sovereign prince of Tartary. Usually written Khan.

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PERFEC'TION, n. [L. perfectio.] The state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; as perfection in an art or science; perfection in a system of morals.

1. Physical perfection, is when a natural object has all its powers, faculties or qualities entire and in full vigor, and all its parts in due proportion.

2. Metaphysical or transcendental perfection, is the possession of all the essential attributes or all the parts necessary to the integrity of a substance. This is absolute,where all defect is precluded, such as the perfection of God; or according to its kind, as in created things.

3. Moral perfection, is the complete possession of all moral excellence, as in the Supreme Being; or the possession of such moral qualities and virtues as a thing is capable of.

4. A quality, endowment or acquirement completely excellent, or of great worth.

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5. An inherent or essential attribute of supreme or infinite excellence; or one perfect in its kind; as the perfections of God. The infinite power, holiness,justice, benevolence and wisdom of God are denominated his perfections.

6. Exactness; as, to imitate a model to perfection.

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