Puritan

The Puritans were a group of English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries, including, but not limited to, English Calvinists. Puritanism in this sense was founded by some Marian exiles from the clergy shortly after the accession of Elizabeth I of England in 1558, as an activist movement within the Church of England. In modern times, the word...
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Puritan

• (a.) Of or pertaining to the Puritans; resembling, or characteristic of, the Puritans. • (n.) One who is scrupulous and strict in his religious life; -- often used reproachfully or in contempt; one who has overstrict notions. • (n.) One who, in the time of Queen Elizabeth and the first two Stuarts, opposed traditional and formal us...
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puritan

noun someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
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Puritan

Pu'ri·tan adjective Of or pertaining to the Puritans; resembling, or characteristic of, the Puritans.
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Puritan

Pu'ri·tan noun [ From Purity .] 1. (Eccl. Hist.) One who, in the time of Queen Elizabeth and the first two Stuarts, opposed traditional and formal usages, and advocated simpler forms of faith and worship than those established by law; -- originally, a term of reproach. The Puritans ...
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Puritan

Black felt hat with high conical crown and narrow straight brim, worn by the Puritans during the 17th century. It was usually trimmed with a buckle at the front.
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Puritan

From 1564, a member of the Church of England who wished to eliminate Roman Catholic survivals in church ritual, or substitute a presbyterian for an episcopal form of church government. Activities...
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Puritan

From 1564, a member of the Church of England who wished to eliminate Roman Catholic survivals in church ritual, or substitute a presbyterian for an episcopal form of church government. Activities included the Marprelate controversy, a pamphleteering attack carried out under the pseudonym `Martin...
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Puritan

Most familiar to modern Americans as the religious denomination of the Mayflower colonists, the Puri
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Puritan

Puritan is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Puritan

The Puritans were a group of religious people who wanted what they perceived to be extreme purity in church services. They observed a strict code of behaviour with few amusements.
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puritan

[n] - adheres to strict religious principles
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