Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being a precisian; the doctrine or conduct of precisians.
- n. The quality or state of being a precisian; the practices of a precisian.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being a precisian; the practice of a precisian.
- precisian + -ism (Wiktionary)
“This restless precisianism has somewhat disguised the generally broad and liberal tendency of marriage law in America, and has encouraged foreign criticism of American social institutions.”
“Münsterberg, remarks that the real ground which mainly leads to divorce in the United States -- not the mere legal pretexts made compulsory by the precisianism of the law -- is the highly ethical objection to continuing externally in a marriage which has ceased to be spiritually congenial.”
“Puritanic love of individual freedom but the Puritanic precisianism. [”
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