Pronunciation: (pyoor"i-tan'i-kul), [key]
1. very strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so; rigidly austere.
2. (sometimes cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Puritans or Puritanism. Also,pu"ri•tan'ic.
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