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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: punctualis, from Latin punctum; POINT1

punctual

adjective
     
punc‧tu‧al formal
arriving, happening, or being done at exactly the time that has been arranged [= on time]:
She's always very punctual for appointments.
the punctual payment of invoices
punctually adverb
punctuality noun [uncountable]

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