Definitions for Puritanismˈpyʊər ɪ tnˌɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Pu•ri•tan•ismˈpyʊər ɪ tnˌɪz əm(n.)
the principles and practices of the Puritans.
(usu. l.c.) extreme, often excessive strictness in moral or religious matters, esp. rigid austerity.
Origin of Puritanism:
the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
strictness and austerity in conduct and religion
strict and austere religious conduct
The beliefs and practices of the Puritans
the doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans
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