compleat

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

compleat ‎(third-person singular simple present compleats, present participle compleating, simple past and past participle compleated)

  1. Archaic spelling of complete.
    • 1776, the Declaration of Independence, written largely by Thomas Jefferson:
      He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy unworthy the head of a civilized nation...

Adjective[edit]

compleat ‎(not comparable)

  1. Archaic spelling of complete.
    • Stephen Schiff:
      Here was the compleat modern misfit: the very air appeared to poison him; his every step looked treacherous and hard won [] beneath an anarchy as much physiological as psychological.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

compleat

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of compleō