Meaning of “puritan” in the English Dictionary

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"Puritan" in American English

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Puritannoun [ C ]

also puritan us /ˈpjʊr·ɪ·tən/

a member of an English religious group in the 16th and 17th centuries who wanted to make church ceremonies simpler and emphasized moral behavior that forbid many pleasures

(Definition of “Puritan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)