| source : web1913 | 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.] | source : web1913 | Martinet \Mar"ti*net`\, n. [F.] (Zo["o]l.) The martin. | source : wn | martinet n : someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms [syn: {disciplinarian}, {moralist}]