Pre*ci"sian (?), n.

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. Macaulay.

 

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