- a person who adheres punctiliously to the observance of rules or forms, especially in matters of religion.
- one of the English Puritans of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of precisian
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Examples from the Web for precisian
But do not be too much of a precisian, or you will paralyze me.Cratylus
Puritan in religion, she was precisian in morals; but in both she was sincere.Tancred
The precisian, they say, disapproved of Danton's lax and heedless courses.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)
The form-master of the Upper Remove happened to be a precisian in English.The Hill
Horace Annesley Vachell
He had precisian leanings, and so had the clerk o' the council.A Gentleman Player
Robert Neilson Stephens
- a punctilious observer of rules or forms, esp in the field of religion
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Word Origin and History for precisian
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