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 for martinet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Martinet \Mar"ti*net`\, n. [F.] (Zool.)
     The martin.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Martinet \Mar"ti*net`\, n. [So called from an officer of that
     name in the French army under Louis XIV. Cf. Martin the
     bird, Martlet.]
     In military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general,
     one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of
     discipline, or to forms and fixed methods. [Hence, the word
     is commonly employed in a depreciatory sense.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  martinet
      n 1: someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
           [syn: martinet, disciplinarian, moralist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "martinet":
     Simon Legree, absolute monarch, absolute ruler, all-powerful ruler,
     arrogator, autarch, autocrat, caesar, commissar, czar, despot,
     dictator, disciplinarian, driver, duce, hard master, oligarch,
     oppressor, pharaoh, slave driver, stickler, tyrant, usurper,
     warlord
  
  

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