Precisianism
Precisianism Pre*ci"sian*ism, n. The quality or state of being a precisian; the practice of a precisian. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • precisianism — pre·ci·sian·ism …   English syllables

  • precisianism — ˌnizəm noun ( s) : the quality or state of being a precisian : the practice of a precisian; specifically : puritanism …   Useful english dictionary

  • precisian — precisianism, n. /pri sizh euhn/, n. 1. a person who adheres punctiliously to the observance of rules or forms, esp. in matters of religion. 2. one of the English Puritans of the 16th and 17th centuries. [1565 75; PRECISE + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

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