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Punctilio Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    punctilio n
  1. a fine point of etiquette or petty formality
  2. strict observance of formalities
Punctilio Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Punctilio \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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