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- n. The act of regimenting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of forming into regiments, or the state of being formed into regiments or classified systems; organization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the imposition of order or discipline
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The road of regimentation is the road to tyranny; the slope is slippery and seductive; the destination is disillusionment, disappointment and collapse.
In so far as possible, I tried to get away from the idea of regimentation by emphasis upon the necessity of developing initiative… in self-discipline.
The propensity to codify sports, to standardize the weight and size of their implements, and to reduce them to what Spencer calls regimentation, is a outcrop of uniformitarianism that works against that individuation which is one of the chief advantages of free play.
The country's most influential physician had already denounced national health insurance as "the kind of regimentation that led to totalitarianism in Germany."
But the pull of their impulses is in the other direction, and the kind of regimentation that can be imposed on them will be modified in consequence.
Johnston strove to apply the same kind of regimentation to the plantation that Henry Ford did to the factory, placing the trees close together and insisting that with the right discipline two men could plant between 160 and 200 trees in eight hours.
The country’s most influential physician had already denounced national health insurance as "the kind of regimentation that led to totalitarianism in Germany."
While Tugwell came to his love for regimentation through the life of the rationalistic mind, General Hugh Johnson came to his through another major source of New Deal culture: the military.
Most fundamentally, the New Deal brought about an age of communal morality and made social regimentation a primary value in American popular culture.
The Marquis de Chastellux, a French general serving with the Americans, noticed considerable regimentation at formal balls in Philadelphia:
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