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Pu•ri•tan•ism



Pronunciation: (pyoor'i-tn-iz"um), [key]
n.
1. the principles and practices of the Puritans.
2. (sometimes l.c.) extreme strictness in moral or religious matters, often to excess; rigid austerity.

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

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