noun Date: 1639 one who disciplines or enforces order • disciplinarian adjective

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  • Disciplinarian — Dis ci*plin*a ri*an, n. 1. One who disciplines; one who excels in training, especially with training, especially with regard to order and obedience; one who enforces rigid discipline; a stickler for the observance of rules and methods of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disciplinarian — Dis ci*plin*a ri*an, a. Pertaining to discipline. Displinarian system. Milman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disciplinarian — index dictator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disciplinarian — (n.) one who enforces order, 1630s, see DISCIPLINE (Cf. discipline); earlier used of Puritans who wanted to establish the Presbyterian discipline in England (1580s). Meaning advocate of greater discipline is from 1746 …   Etymology dictionary

  • disciplinarian — [n] person who makes others work hard authoritarian, bully, despot, drill sergeant, enforcer, formalist, master, sergeant, stickler, strict teacher, sundowner, teacher, trainer, tyrant; concepts 350,354,423 …   New thesaurus

  • disciplinarian — ► NOUN ▪ a person who enforces firm discipline …   English terms dictionary

  • disciplinarian — [dis΄ə pli ner′ē ən] n. a person who believes in or enforces strict discipline …   English World dictionary

  • disciplinarian — UK [ˌdɪsəplɪˈneərɪən] / US [ˌdɪsəplɪˈnerɪən] noun [countable] Word forms disciplinarian : singular disciplinarian plural disciplinarians someone who thinks that people should obey rules and punishes people who do not a strict disciplinarian …   English dictionary

  • disciplinarian — [[t]dɪ̱sɪplɪne͟əriən[/t]] disciplinarians N COUNT If you describe someone as a disciplinarian, you mean that they believe in making people obey strict rules of behaviour and in punishing severely anyone who disobeys. He has a reputation for being …   English dictionary

  • disciplinarian — /dis euh pleuh nair ee euhn/, n. 1. a person who enforces or advocates discipline: The teacher was a formidable disciplinarian. adj. 2. disciplinary. [1575 85; DISCIPLINE + ARIAN] * * * …   Universalium

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