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disciplinarian

[dis-uh-pluh-nair-ee-uh n] /ˌdɪs ə pləˈnɛər i ən/
noun
1.
a person who enforces or advocates discipline:
The teacher was a formidable disciplinarian.
adjective
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; discipline + -arian
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  • She describes her late father as a disciplinarian who was constantly angry.
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  • He may have been stern and a disciplinarian, but he regularly regaled his family with funny accounts of his travels abroad.
  • One type of error relates to how the principal or school disciplinarian provided information for the survey.
  • She established a reputation as a capable teacher and a strict disciplinarian.
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  • Notes against overrating the power of balance as budgetary disciplinarian.
British Dictionary definitions for disciplinarian

disciplinarian

/ˌdɪsɪplɪˈnɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person who imposes or advocates discipline
adjective
2.
a less common word for disciplinary

disciplinary

/ˈdɪsɪˌplɪnərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, promoting, or used for discipline; corrective
2.
relating to a branch of learning: criticism that crosses disciplinary boundaries
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Word Origin and History for disciplinarian
n.

"one who enforces order," 1630s, see discipline; earlier used of Puritans who wanted to establish the Presbyterian "discipline" in England (1580s). Meaning "advocate of greater discipline" is from 1746.

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