disciplinarian

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

Definition of disciplinarian

  1. :  one who disciplines or enforces order

disciplinarian

adjective

Examples of disciplinarian in a sentence

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

1639

First Known Use of disciplinarian

1639


DISCIPLINARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

disciplinarian

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

Definition of disciplinarian for English Language Learners

  • : 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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