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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
1565-1575
1565-75; precise + -ian
Related forms
precisianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for precisianism

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 precisianism

precisian

n.

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

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