What does the word martinet mean?

Usage examples for martinet

  1. Unfortunately, Blasco Nunez was a pedantic martinet, a man of narrow views, who could not feel himself authorized under any circumstances to swerve from the letter of the law. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. As to the first, Paul was no martinet, anxious about the pedantry of the parade ground, but he knew the need of organization and drill. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
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