Definition of pedantry
1 : pedantic presentation or application of knowledge or learning
2 : an instance of pedantry
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His gift was to teach without pedantry; to ask that one crucial question that illuminated the way out of the most difficult problem.
What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page court decision handed down on Monday, was an exercise in high-stakes grammar pedantry that could cost a dairy company in Portland, Me.
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