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disciplinarian

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noun dis·ci·pli·nar·i·an \ˌdi-sə-plə-ˈner-ē-ən\

Simple Definition of disciplinarian

  • : a person who is very strict about punishing bad behavior : a person who uses discipline as a way of making sure that rules or orders are obeyed

Full Definition of disciplinarian

  1. :  one who disciplines or enforces order

disciplinarian adjective

Examples of disciplinarian

  1. The school's principal is a strict disciplinarian.



1639

First Known Use of disciplinarian

1639


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