Pu`ri*tan"ic (?), Pu`ri*tan"ic*al (?), a.
Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.
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.
He had all the puritanic traits, both good and evil.
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