Pu`ri*tan"ic (?), Pu`ri*tan"ic*al (?), 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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