Definitions for Puritanismˈpyʊər ɪ tnˌɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Pu•ri•tan•ismˈpyʊər ɪ tnˌɪz əm(n.)

  1. the principles and practices of the Puritans.

    Category: Religion

  2. (usu. l.c.) extreme, often excessive strictness in moral or religious matters, esp. rigid austerity.

Origin of Puritanism:

1565–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Puritanism(noun)

    the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)

  2. Puritanism(noun)

    strictness and austerity in conduct and religion

Wiktionary

  1. puritanism(Noun)

    strict and austere religious conduct

  2. Puritanism(Noun)

    The beliefs and practices of the Puritans

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puritanism(noun)

    the doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans

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