Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See exacta.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of bet wherein the first and second-place finishers must be predicted in the correct order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order

Etymologies

From American Spanish (quiniela) perfecta, perfect (quinella), feminine of perfecto, perfect, from Latin perfectus; see perfect.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From American Spanish quiniela perfecta ‘perfect quinella’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Live on Televisa, according to the next-day story in El Paίs, Vargas Llosa drifted off-script during the discussion and said: México es la dictadura perfecta.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Several guys on the Winter payroll would purchase large quantities of perfecta, exacta, trifecta, or quinella tickets on the fixed races.

    The Mob and Me

  • PORFAVORRR que la nana de bella sea la canción RIVER FLOWS IN YOU!!! es hermosisima y es perfecta para ese papel!!!! es LO MAXIMOOOOOO elizabeth on Sep 22, 2008

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  • No se si sea perfecta, pero asi se los contaria a mis amigos y mi familia mexicana.

    Estoy clavado en un bar...

  • Jeff Jarvis menciona Google wave como la futura herramienta perfecta para proporcionar este valor a … Desde luego, Twitter es ...

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  • Roman Catholic theologians sometimes used to talk about the Church as a societas perfecta – a perfect society; and when people had stopped laughing unkindly, they would explain that what this meant was not that it was a society of perfect persons, but that it was a society existing for goals which it itself specified.

    'Faith, Reason and Quality Assurance - Having Faith in Academic Life'

  • Estamos perpetuamente en minoría, y el mundo empieza casi a hablar un lenguaje extraño; nos estorba la maquinaria humana de una revelación perfecta y sobrehumana; nos inquieta sobremanera su seguridad, nos alarma, y nos exponemos a tomar decisiones violentas.

    Un Fragmento de la Obra Camino de Roma

  • Quum res ad hoc devenit, ut ea quae cogitare caeperit, ore promat, atque acta permisceat, tum perfecta melancholia est.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Non est perfecta bonitas a qua non omnis malitia vincitur, His goodness is not absolute and perfect, if it be not able to overcome all malice.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Rara quidem dea tu es O chastitas in his terris, nec facile perfecta, rarius perpetua, cogi nonnunquam potest, ob naturae defectum, vel si disciplina pervaserit, censura compresserit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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