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Definition of puritan adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    puritan

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈpjʊərɪtən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjʊrɪtən//
     
     
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  1. 1Puritan connected with the Puritans and their beliefs
  2. 2= puritanical
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from late Latin puritas ‘purity’ + -an.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: puritan

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