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
Related formspre·ci·sian·ism, noun
First recorded in 1565–75; precise
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Examples from the Web for precisian
Historical Examples of precisian
But do not be too much of a precisian, or you will paralyze me.
Puritan in religion, she was precisian in morals; but in both she was sincere.
The precisian, they say, disapproved of Danton's lax and heedless courses.
The form-master of the Upper Remove happened to be a precisian in English.
He had precisian leanings, and so had the clerk o' the council.
British Dictionary definitions for precisian
Derived Formsprecisianism, noun
a punctilious observer of rules or forms, esp in the field of religion
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Word Origin and History for precisian
"one devoted to precision," 1570s, from precise + -ian on model of Christian, etc.
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