prescriptivist
prescriptivist pre*scrip"tiv*ist, n. A person who believes that acceptable practices should be prescribed by an authority rather than be determined by the usage of the general public; especially, a supporter of prescriptive[2] rules of grammar; -- also used attributively, as prescriptivist grammar. [PJC]

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