[ pyoo r-i-tn-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈpyʊər ɪ tnˌɪz əm /
the principles and practices of the Puritans.
(sometimes lowercase) extreme strictness in moral or religious matters, often to excess; rigid austerity.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Puritanisman·ti-Pu·ri·tan·ism, noun
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Crashaw was another; and Whitgift was a third fellow whose name stands for anti-Puritanism.Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker