from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than others about him; -- applied to persons of various sects. See Albigenses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, a puritan; one who pretends to more purity than others possess: used as a distinctive ecclesiastical name.
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