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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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Robards is a martinetish retired high school teacher no longer able to take care of himself without live-in help, and Ivey is the help, at first mousy and fumbling but later becoming more assertive, especially at such times as his hearing aid fails and she can speak her mind unheard.