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Puʹritans

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Seceders from the Reformed Church; so called because they rejected all human traditions and interference in religion, acknowledging the sole authority of the “pure Word of God,” without “note or comment.” Their motto was: “The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible.” The English Puritans were sometimes by the Reformers called Precisionists, from their preciseness in matters called “indifferent.” Andrew Fuller named them Non-conformists, because they refused to subscribe to the Act of Uniformity.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Punctuation
Pundit
Punic Apple
Punic Faith
Punish a Bottle (To)
Punjab [five rivers]
Pup
Purbeck (Dorsetshire)
Purgatory
Puritani (I)
Puritans
Purkinge’s Figures
Purler (A)
Purlieu
Purple (blue and red)
Purple (Promotion to the)
Purpure [purple]
Pursy, Pursiness
Pururavas and Urvasi
Puseyite
Puss

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Puritans