(NZ) the practice of taking early retirement, with financial compensation, from the police force
[per-foh-lee-it, -eyt] /pərˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ adjective, Botany. 1. having the stem apparently passing through the leaf, owing to congenital union of the basal edges of the leaf round the stem. /pəˈfəʊlɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/ adjective 1. (of a leaf) having a base that completely encloses the stem, so that the stem appears to pass through it
noun 1. a slender plant, Uvularia perfoliata, of the lily family, of eastern North America, having pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers.
[verb pur-fuh-reyt; adjective pur-fer-it, -fuh-reyt] /verb ˈpɜr fəˌreɪt; adjective ˈpɜr fər ɪt, -fəˌreɪt/ verb (used with object), perforated, perforating. 1. to make a hole or holes through by boring, punching, piercing, or the like. 2. to pierce through or to the interior of; penetrate. verb (used without object), perforated, perforating. 3. to make a way […]
[pur-fuh-rey-tid] /ˈpɜr fəˌreɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. pierced with a hole or holes: Punch out along the perforated line. 2. Philately. (of a number of stamps joined together) having rows of closely spaced dividing each stamp from the others. 3. marked by or having : a perforated ulcer. [verb pur-fuh-reyt; adjective pur-fer-it, -fuh-reyt] /verb ˈpɜr fəˌreɪt; […]