Everyone knows this word, of course. A common, every-day kind of word. But I didn’t know that it had the restriction noted below when it is used in Latin.
In Latin only said of things, but in Eng. extended in sense 2 to persons.
1. Executed with care; careful. Obs. in the general sense.
2. Of things and persons: Exact, precise, correct, as the result of care.
3. Of things, without special reference to the evidence of care: Exact, precise, correct, nice; in exact conformity to a standard or to truth.