Puritanic

Definition of Puritanic

Pu`ri`tan´ic
a.1.Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.
2.Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; - often used by way of reproach or contempt.
Paritanical circles, from which plays and novels were strictly excluded.
- Macaulay.
He had all the puritanic traits, both good and evil.
- Hawthorne.

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