- Precisian Pre*ci"sian, n.
1. One who limits, or restrains. [Obs.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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precisian — index precise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
precisian — [prē sizh′ən, prisizh′ən] n. a person who is strict and precise in observing rules or customs, esp. of religion; specif., a 16th or 17th cent. English Puritan … English World dictionary
precisian — noun /pɹɪˈsɪʒ(ə)n/ a) A religious purist; a Puritan. Her speech was hardly more grating upon him, precisian though he was, than the careless, untutored lapses of a child might have been; all the senses of comparison as readily ignored them. b)… … Wiktionary
precisian — noun Date: 1571 1. a person who stresses or practices scrupulous adherence to a strict standard especially of religious observance or morality 2. puritan 1 … New Collegiate Dictionary
precisian — precisianism, n. /pri sizh euhn/, n. 1. a person who adheres punctiliously to the observance of rules or forms, esp. in matters of religion. 2. one of the English Puritans of the 16th and 17th centuries. [1565 75; PRECISE + IAN] * * * … Universalium
precisian — Synonyms and related words: Babbitt, Middle American, Philistine, anal character, bluestocking, bourgeois, burgher, captious critic, compulsive character, conformer, conformist, conventionalist, elegant, euphemistic, euphuistic, exact, exquisite … Moby Thesaurus
precisian — precision … American English homophones
precisian — prÉª sÉªÊ’n n. one who strictly abides by the law; one who strictly observes religious laws or rules … English contemporary dictionary
precisian — [prɪ sɪʒ(ə)n] noun chiefly archaic a person who is rigidly precise or punctilious. Derivatives precisianism noun … English new terms dictionary
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