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Meaning of PURITANISM

Pronunciation:  'pyûri`tnizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  strictness and austerity in conduct and religion
  2. [n]  the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
 

PURITANISM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: Protestantism, sternness, strictness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pu"ri*tan*ism\, n.
The doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans.

 

 

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