punctilio


punc·til·io

noun \ˌpəŋk-ˈti-lē-ˌō\
plural punc·til·i·os

Definition of PUNCTILIO

1
:  a minute detail of conduct in a ceremony or in observance of a code
2
:  careful observance of forms (as in social conduct)

Origin of PUNCTILIO

Italian & Spanish; Italian puntiglio point of honor, scruple, from Spanish puntillo, from diminutive of punto point, from Latin punctum
First Known Use: 1596

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