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Definition of puritan noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(usually disapproving) a person who has very strict moral attitudes and who thinks that pleasure is bad
  2. 2Puritan a member of a Protestant group of Christians in England and North America in the 16th and 17th centuries who wanted to worship God in a simple way
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