probably from medieval or modern Latin perfectiōnāre:
cf. OIt. perfettionare (Florio 1598), French perfectionner (Cotgr. 1611); or (in 16th c. writers) after the French: perfection vb. and -ate
1570 - Actes and Monuments of these latter and perillous dayes ( = The book of martyrs) 1563 (1570, 1576, 1583, 1596, 1610, 1631, 1641, 1684), John Foxe
(see Example below)
From: The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe
Edited by the Rev. Josiah Pratt
Volume IV. 1877
The Image of Antichrist, exalting himself above all that is called God.