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martinet-noun [mahr-tn-et]
1. a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
2. someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/martinet

The principal of the school was a martinet: if one were caught with so much as a single piece of gum, one got detention.
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