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Meaning of PUNCTILIO

Pronunciation:  pungk'tiliow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  strict observance of formalities
  2. [n]  a fine point of etiquette or petty formality
 

PUNCTILIO is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: etiquette, honoring, observance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Punc*til"io\ (p[u^][ng]k*t[i^]l"y[-o]), n.; pl.
{Punctilios} (-y[=o]z). [It. puntiglio, or Sp. puntillo, dim.
fr. L. punctum point. See {Point}, n.]
A nice point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or
proceeding; particularity or exactness in forms; as, the
punctilios of a public ceremony.

      They will not part with the least punctilio in their
      opinions and practices.                  --Fuller.

 

 

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