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precisian

[pri-sizh-uh n] /prɪˈsɪʒ ən/
noun
1.
a person who adheres punctiliously to the observance of rules or forms, especially in matters of religion.
2.
one of the English Puritans of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of precisian
1565-1575
1565-75; precise + -ian
Related forms
precisianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for precisian

precisian

/prɪˈsɪʒən/
noun
1.
a punctilious observer of rules or forms, esp in the field of religion
Derived Forms
precisianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for precisian
n.

"one devoted to precision," 1570s, from precise + -ian on model of Christian, etc.

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