from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that enforces or believes in strict discipline.
- adj. Disciplinary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who exercises discipline.
- n. One who believes in discipline as a tool for regulation or control.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to discipline.
- n. One who disciplines; one who excels in training, especially with training, especially with regard to order and obedience; one who enforces rigid discipline; a stickler for the observance of rules and methods of training.
- n. A Puritan or Presbyterian; -- because of rigid adherence to religious or church discipline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to discipline.
- n. One who disciplines.
- n. A Puritan or Presbyterian: so called from his rigid adherence to religious discipline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
NEW YORK — Stu Jackson, the NBA disciplinarian, is one of five executives promoted by the league.
The second sort of means I call disciplinarian, as consisting in the due use and improvement of common arts and sciences, applied unto and made use of in the study of the Scriptures.
Hendry was known as a disciplinarian as a manager at Creighton yet, with Zambrano, he tolerated more nonsense than necessary.
His final topic was family and love, not what one would expect from a man who is known as a disciplinarian.
Watts, whom students describe as a disciplinarian, said she can't discuss the case.
TUCHMAN (voice-over): So, how tough of a disciplinarian was his brother?
TUCHMAN (voice-over): So how tough of a disciplinarian was his brother?
Saavedra Lamas was known as a disciplinarian in his office, a logician at the conference table, a charming host in his home or his art gallery, a man of sartorial elegance who wore, it is said, the highest collars in Buenos Aires.
The disciplinarian is a specially appointed functional foreman, and has few other duties except those that are directly or indirectly connected with disciplining.
Disciplinarian must be discussed at length, both because of the psychological effect upon the men of the manner of the discipline and of the disciplinarian, and because of the fact that the disciplinarian is the functional foreman of the four in the planning department who comes in most personal contact with the workers, as well as all of the other foremen, and the Superintendent.