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Pu•ri•tan



Pronunciation: (pyoor'i-tn), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/puritan.html on line 75 [key]
n.
1. a member of a group of Protestants that arose in the 16th century within the Church of England, demanding the simplification of doctrine and worship, and greater strictness in religious discipline: during part of the 17th century the Puritans became a powerful political party.
2. (l.c.) a person who is strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so.

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Puritans.
2. (l.c.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a moral puritan; puritanical.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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See also:
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/puritan.html on line 129 Puritan (Thesaurus)

 

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