Definition of Puritanism

1. Noun. The beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects).

Category relationships: Church, Church Service
Generic synonyms: Protestantism
Geographical relationships: England



2. Noun. Strictness and austerity in conduct and religion.
Generic synonyms: Sternness, Strictness
Derivative terms: Puritanical, Puritanical

Definition of Puritanism

1. n. The doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans.

Definition of Puritanism

1. Noun. The beliefs and practices of the Puritans ¹

2. Noun. strict and austere religious conduct ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puritanism

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Literary usage of Puritanism

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1. Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman, Hippolyte Havel (1910)
"Puritanism, on the other hand, rests on a fixed and immovable conception of life; it is based on the Calvinistic idea that life is a curse, imposed upon man ..."

2. History of English Nonconformity from Wiclif to the Close of the Nineteenth by Henry William Clark (1911)
"Yet signs of the presence of Puritanism lifted themselves out of the comparative stillness every now and again. The " Sabbath controversy "—initiated by a ..."

3. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1903)
"In course of time the question might be asked whether Puritanism was to be ... Nor could this change in the position of Puritanism fail to affect the ..."

4. Readers and Writers (1917-1921) by Alfred Richard Orage (1922)
"The Fashion of Anti-Puritanism The anti-Puritanism of the professed anti-Puritans is very ... Puritanism is a fanatical devotion to a single aspect of ..."

5. Readers and Writers (1917-1921) by Alfred Richard Orage (1922)
"The Fashion of Anti-Puritanism The anti-Puritanism of the professed ... Puritanism is a fanatical devotion to a single aspect of virtue — namely, ..."

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