Precisian

Definition of Precisian

Pre`ci´sian
n.1.One who limits, or restrains.
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.
- Macaulay.

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