disciplinarian


dis·ci·pli·nar·i·an

noun \ˌdi-sə-plə-ˈner-ē-ən\

: 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

:  one who disciplines or enforces order
disciplinarian adjective

Examples of DISCIPLINARIAN

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

First Known Use of DISCIPLINARIAN

1639

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