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    puritan - Dictionary definition and meaning for word puritan

    Definition
    (noun) a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship Definition
    (noun) someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures Definition
    (noun) a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
    Synonyms : prude
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for puritan

Puritan -> "Puri" (Complete) + Tan -> Women were not allowed in temple until they were puri (Completely) tan due to relegious beliefs.

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