Martinetism Mar"ti*net`ism, n. The principles or practices of a martinet; rigid adherence to discipline, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • martinetism — martinetˈism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑martinet …   Useful english dictionary

  • martinet — martinetish, adj. martinetism, n. /mahr tn et , mahr tn et /, 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… …   Universalium

  • martinet — /matəˈnɛt / (say mahtuh net) noun a rigid disciplinarian, especially a military one. {from General Martinet, French drillmaster of the reign of Louis XIV} –martinetish, adjective –martinetism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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