Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The methods of a martinet; a rigid enforcement of discipline; strict mechanical routine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The principles or practices of a martinet; rigid adherence to discipline, etc.
- martinet + -ism (Wiktionary)
“Varnhorst shared my indignation, fiercely pulled his thick mustaches, and muttered some phrases about oppression, martinetism, and other dangerous topics, which fortunately were scattered on the air.”
“On the other hand, from the time of the Colonies, this country has despised press gangs, floggings, martinetism, and all of the other Old”
“The general was a genuine cavalryman; and was too wise in his day and generation to alienate his whole brigade by any martinetism.”
“With all these qualities, Ensign de Haldimar promised to make an excellent soldier; and, as such, was encouraged by the field-officers of the corps, who unhesitatingly pronounced him a lad of discernment and talent, who would one day rival them in all the glorious privileges of martinetism.”
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