precisian

noun
pre·​ci·​sian | \ pri-ˈsi-zhən How to pronounce precisian (audio) \

Definition of precisian

1 : a person who stresses or practices scrupulous adherence to a strict standard especially of religious observance or morality

First Known Use of precisian

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Precisian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precisian. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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