[task-mas-ter, tahsk-mah-ster]
a person whose function it is to assign tasks, especially burdensome ones, to others.
a person who supervises rigorously the work of others.

1520–30; task + master

taskmastership, noun
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taskmaster (ˈtɑːskˌmɑːstə)
a person, discipline, etc, that enforces work, esp hard or continuous work: his teacher is a hard taskmaster
fem n

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1520s, from task (n.) + master (n.).
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Example sentences
For debt, though eminently useful at times, is also a brutal taskmaster.
The majority of his pupils found him an impossibly demanding and exacting
He was as fierce a taskmaster with his family as he was with himself.
He was growing into the taskmaster who would prowl the parking lot on weekends
  to see who'd made it in.
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