precisian

[ pri-sizh-uhn ]
/ prɪˈsɪʒ ən /

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.

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Origin of precisian

First recorded in 1565–75; precise + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM precisian

pre·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 forms of precisian

precisianism, noun
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