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punctuality

[ puhngk-choo-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌpʌŋk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti /
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noun

the quality or state of being punctual.
strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness.

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Origin of punctuality

First recorded in 1610–20; punctual + -ity
un·punc·tu·al·i·ty, noun
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