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Definitions of disciplinarian

  1. someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A Puritan or Presbyterian; - because of rigid adherence to religious or church discipline. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who believes in, or enforces, strict rules. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. One who enforces discipline. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. One who disciplines; one strict in discipline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. One who conducts a school with strictness and precision; one who instructs in naval and military tactics; one who allows no deviation from stated rules. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Of or pertaining to discipline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for disciplinarian

  1. Thorough old disciplinarian he! – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  2. The colonel was a strict, even severe, disciplinarian but he was cool, deliberate, and just. – The Deserter by Charles King
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