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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Strictness and austerity in conduct and religion; The beliefs and practices characteristic of a branch of Calvinism which wished to remove Catholic aspects from the Church of England

Usage examples (32)
  • The business park was the outpost of an advanced kind of puritanism, and a virtually sex-free zone.
  • Note 64: Former partisan, D. Grizona, also refers to the 'puritanism' of the partisan leadership (Boutzouvi-Bania, 1993: 206). back
  • In the end, I’ve come back to pastry puritanism the only kind of puritanism I can stand.
  • What led him to this methodolog - ical puritanism? for more
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