Definition of Martinet

1. Noun. Someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms.

Exact synonyms: Disciplinarian, Moralist
Generic synonyms: Authoritarian, Dictator
Specialized synonyms: Stickler
Derivative terms: Moralism



Definition of Martinet

1. n. In military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods.

2. n. The martin.

Definition of Martinet

1. Noun. (military) A strict disciplinarian ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Anyone who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods or rules. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) The swallow-species martin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Martinet

1. one who demands rigid adherence to rules [n -S]

Medical Definition of Martinet

1. The martin. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Martinet

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"At a meeting of the Société de Chirurgie on January 8, 1879, M. martinet read the ... M. martinet, on examining it, found that it was soft and fluctuating. ..."

2. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"A TRUE ACCOUNT OF A LATE HORRID CONSPIRACY TO BETRAY HOLLAND TO THE FRENCH. AND OF THE TRYAL- CONFESSION, CONDEMNATION, AND EXECUTION OF JACOB martinet, ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1861)
"This remit is perhaps, according to M. martinet, a physical effect of the ... According to M. martinet, the glycerine chlorate of potash is not adapted for ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1861)
"martinet, a physical effect of the affinity of glycerine for water, which, ... According to M. martinet, the glycerine chlorate of potash is not adapted for ..."

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