[pyoo r-i-tn-iz-uh m]
- the principles and practices of the Puritans.
- (sometimes lowercase) extreme strictness in moral or religious matters, often to excess; rigid austerity.
Origin of Puritanism
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Crashaw was another; and Whitgift was a third fellow whose name stands for anti-Puritanism.Cambridge
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
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