- 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
Examples from the Web for precisian
Historical Examples of precisian
But do not be too much of a precisian, or you will paralyze me.Cratylus
Puritan in religion, she was precisian in morals; but in both she was sincere.Tancred
The precisian, they say, disapproved of Danton's lax and heedless courses.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)
The form-master of the Upper Remove happened to be a precisian in English.The Hill
Horace Annesley Vachell
He had precisian leanings, and so had the clerk o' the council.A Gentleman Player
Robert Neilson Stephens
- a punctilious observer of rules or forms, esp in the field of religion