precisian

[ pri-sizh-uh n ]
/ 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.

Origin of precisian

First recorded in 1565–75; precise + -ian

Related forms

pre·ci·sian·ism, noun
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precisian

/ (prɪˈsɪʒən) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

precisianism, noun
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