punctilio

Part of speech: noun

A nice point of etiquette.

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Usage examples "punctilio":

  1. And in what way had he offered a hint to bring on him the charge of punctilio? - "One of Our Conquerors, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. He knows how early she rises, and that no coquettish punctilio as to being first at the rendezvous will hinder her, if she is sooner ready than he. - "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.
  3. That punctilio didn't prevent Owen from remaining with her after they had left the shop, from hoping she had a lot more to do, and from pressing her to look with him, for a possible glimpse of something she might really let him give her, into the windows of other establishments. - "The Spoils of Poynton", Henry James.