The title's meanings remain only provisionally understood, but the term's significance was bound up in notions of learning, the righteousness of tradition, and the scrupulous observance of ritual obligation.
This is always an issue for the scrupulous scholar - what to enlarge upon, what to jettison - but this is the only equivocation about this impressive book, written with both passion and clarity.
Brown is scrupulous in presenting what is, and what is not, known about these situations.
He inherited standards of economy in design and of scrupulous execution from Domenico Veneziano and Fra Angelico, though he lacked the imaginative powers of either.
Individually and as a group, Cubist images demand the viewer's scrupulous attention.
In those days Bob was scrupulous about fully crediting Gerry - and appropriately crediting everyone in the office.
Their compositions were symmetrical and bathed in an even light; only perfect examples of cultivars in full bloom were included, and individual blooms were painted with scrupulous accuracy.
However, right at the beginning he is scrupulous in distinguishing the two terms.
The effects of such scrupulous husbandry are manifest by the way in which the cultivated and natural landscape merge into one another in a rare reciprocity.
Both he and Taylor are scrupulous in conveying how the photographs would have looked to Dodgson's audience.