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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a fine point of etiquette or petty formality;

2. strict observance of formalities;

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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