PRECISIAN: Dictionary Entry and Meaning
|Matching Terms: || ||Precisianism, Precisianist|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
1. One who limits, or restrains. [Obs.]
2. An overprecise person; one rigidly or ceremoniously exact
in the observance of rules; a formalist; -- formerly
applied to the English Puritans.
The most dissolute cavaliers stood aghast at the
dissoluteness of the emancipated precisian.
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