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regimentation

[rej-uh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n-] /ˌrɛdʒ ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -mən-/
noun
1.
the act of regimenting or the state of being regimented.
2.
the strict discipline and enforced uniformity characteristic of military groups or totalitarian systems.
Origin of regimentation
1875-1885
1875-85; regiment + -ation
Related forms
overregimentation, noun
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  • The fears of a regimentation of opinion by an “official” journal and publishing house have proved groundless.

    An American Religious Movement Winfred Ernest Douglas
  • Under all its mask of machinery and instruction, the German regimentation of the poor was the relapse of barbarians into slavery.

    A Short History of England G. K. Chesterton
Word Origin and History for regimentation
n.

1856, noun of action from regiment (v.).

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