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
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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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