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punctilio

punc·til·i·o /pʌŋkˈtɪliˌoʊ/

–noun, plural -til·i·os for 1.
1. a fine point, particular, or detail, as of conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
2. strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities or amenities.

Origin:
1590–1600; alter. of It puntiglio < Sp puntillo, dim. of punto < L pūnctum point

Source: Dictionary.com.

Cugel watched them a moment or two; their punctilio and elegant gestures suggested the manners of an age far past.

Source: Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance.

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