Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom; precise, scrupulous.
His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death.
—Evelyn Waugh Life, April 8, 1946
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