punctuality

[puhngk-choo-al-i-tee]

Origin of punctuality

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

n.

"exactness," 1610s; see punctual + -ity. Meaning "promptness" is from 1777.

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