Precise

Pre*cise"

(?), a. [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise, p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae before + caedere to cut: cf. F. prcis. Cf. Concise.] 1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal; as, precise rules of morality.
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The law in this point is not precise.
Bacon.
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For the hour precise
Exacts our parting hence.
Milton.
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2. Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal; ceremonious. Addison.
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He was ever precise in promise-keeping.
Shak.
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Syn. -- Accurate; exact; definite; correct; scrupulous; punctilious; particular; nice; formal. See Accurate.
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-- Pre*cise"ly, adv. -- Pre*cise"ness, n.
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