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punctuality

[puhngk-choo-al-i-tee] /ˌpʌŋk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being punctual.
2.
strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness.
Origin of punctuality
1610-1620
1610-20; punctual + -ity
Related forms
unpunctuality, noun
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n.

"exactness," 1610s; see punctual + -ity. Meaning "promptness" is from 1777.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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