disciplinarian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

discipline +‎ -arian or disciplinary +‎ -an

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsɪplɪˈnɛəɹɪən/

Noun[edit]

disciplinarian (plural disciplinarians)

  1. One who exercises discipline.
    He is the chief disciplinarian in the school.
  2. (by extension) One who believes in discipline as a tool for regulation or control.

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Adjective[edit]

disciplinarian (comparative more disciplinarian, superlative most disciplinarian)

  1. Relating to discipline.
    • Milman
      Disciplinarian system.