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disciplinarian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disciplinarian someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disciplinarian A Puritan or Presbyterian; -- because of rigid adherence to religious or church discipline.
    • Disciplinarian 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 training; as, he is a better disciplinarian than scholar.
    • a Disciplinarian Pertaining to discipline. "Displinarian system."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disciplinarian Pertaining to discipline.
    • n disciplinarian One who disciplines. One who teaches rules, principles, and practices. [Rare.]
    • n disciplinarian A Puritan or Presbyterian: so called from his rigid adherence to religious discipline.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Disciplinarian one who enforces strict discipline
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. disciplina, from discipulus.

Usage

In literature:

I hope you are not a lax disciplinarian; that comes of being young.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Dale had seen military service in the Old World and was a severe and strict disciplinarian.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
Can Scott be such a dried-up, narrow-minded disciplinarian, and he the Egeria of Lincoln!
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
In every capacity of life, he was a disciplinarian who could not brook any breach of rule.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
The strict disciplinarian had all of a sudden turned lenient.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
General Kimball was a rigid disciplinarian, but withal a very kind-hearted man.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
No minister, be he ever so strict a disciplinarian, can find fault with me.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
He had taken classical honours, and was an efficient teacher, and rather strict disciplinarian.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Colonel Broadcastle was a diplomat as well as a disciplinarian.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
The free-thinker hated the formalist; the lover of liberty detested the disciplinarian.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Indeed, she was a far stricter disciplinarian than his father had been.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Her father Gilbert had been deeply pious, a savage disciplinarian in the antique style, and withal a notorious smuggler.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Gates was a thorough disciplinarian and organizer.
"Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777" by Samuel Adams Drake
This temperament made him a too lax disciplinarian, and caused him to be frequently imposed upon.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
This was not the strict disciplinarian that Captain Hamilton had always been.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
You are a good disciplinarian, my friend!
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
I'm not what Miss Tatham calls 'a good disciplinarian'.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
She was the disciplinarian of those who had not taken the full vows of the order.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
Almira Day was no rigid disciplinarian when it came to housekeeping.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
He was a strict disciplinarian.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
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In news:

Denver's new police chief a disciplinarian and diplomat.
Colin Campbell out as NHL disciplinarian .
Colin Campbell is done serving as the NHL's chief disciplinarian, handing off one of the most thankless tasks in hockey to Brendan Shanahan.
Last Wednesday, in the early morning, Saturn (Dweller on the Threshold, Taskmaster, Disciplinarian) entered Libra .
Neither Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade nor reliever Kerry Wood has heard from Major League Baseball's disciplinarian, Joe Garagiola Jr, about the critical comments they made about the umpiring in Sunday's loss to the Florida Marlins.
The late local mom was a firm disciplinarian, but as she told her son, Melvin Miller, it was because she loved him so much.
After Tuesdays blowup, the Jets saw a side of Rex Ryan that they haven't in a while the disciplinarian.
When Cardinal Edward Egan took up residence on Madison Avenue last year, he brought with him a reputation as a fiscal disciplinarian who could bring order to a sprawling and deficit-ridden Archdiocese of New York.
The highest achievers are strict disciplinarians.
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