Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The methods of a martinet; a rigid enforcement of discipline; strict mechanical routine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The principles or practices of a martinet; rigid adherence to discipline, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The principles or practices of a martinet; rigid adherence to discipline, etc.

Etymologies

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martinet +‎ -ism

Examples

  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 339, January, 1844

  • 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 Armed Forces Officer Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-2

  • The general was a genuine cavalryman; and was too wise in his day and generation to alienate his whole brigade by any martinetism.

    His Sombre Rivals

  • 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.

    Wacousta : a tale of the Pontiac conspiracy (Complete)

  • 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.

    Wacousta : a tale of the Pontiac conspiracy — Volume 3

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