precisian

[ pri-sizh-uh n ]
/ prɪˈsɪʒ ən /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. precipitous,
  2. precis,
  3. precise,
  4. precisely,
  5. preciseness,
  6. precision,
  7. precision bombing,
  8. precision casting,
  9. precisionism,
  10. precisive

Origin of precisian

First recorded in 1565–75; precise + -ian

Related formspre·ci·sian·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for precisian

precisian

/ (prɪˈsɪʒən) /

noun

a punctilious observer of rules or forms, esp in the field of religion
Derived Formsprecisianism, noun

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Word Origin and History for precisian

precisian

n.

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

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