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mar·ti·net

 (mär′tn-ĕt′)
n.
1. A rigid military disciplinarian.
2. One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules.

[After Jean Martinet (died 1672), French army officer.]

martinet

(ˌmɑːtɪˈnɛt)
n
a person who maintains strict discipline, esp in a military force
[C17: from French, from the name of General Martinet, drillmaster under Louis XIV]
ˌmartiˈnetish adj
ˌmartiˈnetism n

mar•ti•net

(ˌmɑr tnˈɛt, ˈmɑr tnˌɛt)

n.
1. a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
2. someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
[1670–80; after General Jean Martinet (d. 1672), French inventor of a system of drill]
mar`ti•net′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.martinet - someone who demands exact conformity to rules and formsmartinet - someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
authoritarian, dictator - a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
stickler - someone who insists on something; "a stickler for promptness"

martinet

noun disciplinarian, authoritarian, stickler, taskmaster, taskmistress, drillmaster He's a retired lieutenant and a bit of a martinet.

martinet

noun
One who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority:
Translations

martinet

[ˌmɑːtɪˈnet] Nordenancista mf, rigorista mf

martinet

[ˌmɑːrtɪˈnɛt] (formal) ndespote m

martinet

n(strenger) Zuchtmeister; he’s a real martineter führt ein strenges Regiment

martinet

[ˌmɑːtɪˈnɛt] n to be a martinetessere molto rigido/a, essere molto intransigente
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