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 for Punctilio
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punctilio \Punc*til"io\ (p[u^][ng]k*t[i^]l"y[-o]), n.; pl.
     Punctilios (-y[=o]z). [It. puntiglio, or Sp. puntillo, dim.
     fr. L. punctum point. See Point, n.]
     A nice point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or
     proceeding; particularity or exactness in forms; as, the
     punctilios of a public ceremony.
     [1913 Webster]
           They will not part with the least punctilio in their
           opinions and practices.                  --Fuller.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a fine point of etiquette or petty formality
      2: strict observance of formalities

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