disciplinarian

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

Definition of disciplinarian 

: one who disciplines or enforces order

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disciplinarian adjective

Examples of disciplinarian in a Sentence

The school's principal is a strict disciplinarian.

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Parents get so used to being the boss and the teacher and the disciplinarian and the banker and the manners-minder that sometimes just enjoying your kid gets pushed off the schedule. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "Frustrated parent needs to just enjoy silent, challenging son," 9 Oct. 2018 Our attention is called to the many things Bobby and David and Eddy didn’t have in common, and how David’s warmly loving father may have been a far more stabilizing influence than the strict disciplinarian who raised Eddy. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "When triplets are separated — then reunited," 4 July 2018 Lauer is a strict disciplinarian who will get the most out of his players and will keep them in line. Richard Obert, azcentral, "10 new Arizona high school football coaches who could make an immediate impact," 10 July 2018 Police are not disciplinarians How a police officer will respond to student discipline was addressed in the agreement made with the city of Covington, said Ken Kippenbrock, school district director of pupil personnel, safety and security. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "After more than a year without police, officers return to Covington schools following DOJ decision," 11 May 2018 My dad was an outstanding teacher and disciplinarian. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Cartoonist George Booth and His Pet Projects," 8 May 2018 As chief of staff, Kelly was thrust into the role of disciplinarian. Author: Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "'When you lose that power': How John Kelly faded as White House disciplinarian," 8 Apr. 2018 As chief of staff, Kelly was thrust into the role of disciplinarian. Author: Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "'When you lose that power': How John Kelly faded as White House disciplinarian," 8 Apr. 2018 As chief of staff, Kelly was thrust into the role of disciplinarian. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "'When you lose that power': How John Kelly faded as White House disciplinarian," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of disciplinarian

1639, in the meaning defined above

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disciplinarian

noun

English Language Learners 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

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