AskDefine | Define punctilio

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punctilio

Noun

1 a fine point of etiquette or petty formality
2 strict observance of formalities

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English

Etymology

puntiglio, or puntillo, diminutive from punctum point.

Noun

  1. A fine point in exactness of conduct, ceremony or procedure. Strictness in observance of formalities.

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