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Punctilio meaning

punctilio - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A nice point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or proceeding; particularity or exactness in forms; as, the punctilios of a public ceremony.
  2. 2. A nice point in conduct or ceremony.
  3. 3. A ceremonious nicety; nice point.

punctilio - examples of usage

  1. The Dean observed an old- world punctilio about such matters. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. In Spain punctilio gives way to nothing, not even to an angry old lady's impatience. - "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
  3. " But it is better to risk missing the strict punctilio than to have to intrude again. - "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
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