Purist

Pur"ist

, n. [Cf. F. puriste.] 1. One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the choice of language.
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He [Fox] . . . purified vocabulary with a scrupulosity unknown to any purist.
Macaulay.
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2. One who maintains that the New Testament was written in pure Greek. M. Stuart.
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Pu*ris"tic

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Pu*ris"tic*al

(?), } a. Of or pertaining to purists or purism.
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