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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
1875-1885
1875-85; regiment + -ation
Related forms
overregimentation, noun
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Examples from the web for regimentation
  • They believe they have the self-discipline to achieve their goals, and see regimentation as stifling.
  • The lock step and a quasi silent system were used to maintain control, order, discipline and regimentation.
  • The regimentation of the traditional university simply disappears.
  • These organizations demanded a lot of self-control and regimentation.
  • In a country that takes special pride in preserving public order, romantic exuberance rarely overwhelms regimentation so publicly.
  • Toxicology of o-phthalic acid and esters and hygienic regimentation.
  • There was no regimentation, but protection of individual privacy and strict protection of records.
  • Legislation of this sort should not be made an entering wedge toward possible regimentation.
Word Origin and History for regimentation
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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