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English definition of “martinet”

martinet

noun [C]     /ˌmɑː.tɪˈnet/ US  /ˌmɑːr.t̬ɪ-/ formal disapproving
someone who demands that rules and orders always be obeyed, even when it is unnecessary or unreasonable to do soWanting everything to be right
(Definition of martinet noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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