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#212232 - 08/21/13 03:04 PM Searching for a word
Ma Beau Offline
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Loc: South Carolina
What is the word for a military leader who is violent and mistreats his/her men?

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#212234 - 08/21/13 07:37 PM Re: Searching for a word [Re: Ma Beau]
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Posts: 810
Loc: Alaska
Martinet comes about as close as any word I know. Strict discipline is the martinet's strong suit; whether this necessarily includes violence is not clear to me.

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#212246 - 08/22/13 08:27 AM Re: Searching for a word [Re: Ma Beau]
Ma Beau Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 3
Loc: South Carolina
Thanks. Had thought of that one...doesn't seem quite right.

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