from The Century Dictionary.
- Not defective; perfect; complete.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Not defective; perfect; complete.
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- adjective Not
defective; perfect; complete.
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For though indeed the moral law as a covenant promising life upon condition of absolute indefective obedience, be now of no use to justify, (sin having disabled it for that use through the incapacity of the subject,) yet as it is a rule directing our obedience, and a law binding to it, it still continues in full force, and will do as long as human nature endures.
That it may be taken as a covenant conveying life upon absolute, entire, indefective obedience, and awarding death to those who fail in the least iota or punctilio.
As for the former of these respects, all men are sinners upon a legal score, as not having performed an entire, indefective, legal obedience.
The doctrines of men may deceive us, and examples may blind us; but there is no trick, or fallacy, or imperfection in the law, which issues from the fountain of infinite truth and goodness, and so is reached forth to the world as that absolute, indefective copy of divine holiness, that all mankind is to write after.