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Puritanism

[ pyoor-i-tn-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈpyʊər ɪ tnˌɪz əm /
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noun
the principles and practices of the Puritans.
(sometimes lowercase) extreme strictness in moral or religious matters, often to excess; rigid austerity.
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Origin of Puritanism

First recorded in 1565–75; Puritan + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Puritanism

an·ti-Pu·ri·tan·ism, noun
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