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taskmaster

[task-mas-ter, tahsk-mah-ster]
noun
1.
a person whose function it is to assign tasks, especially burdensome ones, to others.
2.
a person who supervises rigorously the work of others.

Origin:
1520–30; task + master

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

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taskmaster
1520s, from task (n.) + master (n.).
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