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Searching for a word #212232
08/21/13 07:04 PM
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What is the word for a military leader who is violent and mistreats his/her men?

Re: Searching for a word [Re: Ma Beau] #212234
08/21/13 11:37 PM
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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.

Re: Searching for a word [Re: Ma Beau] #212246
08/22/13 12:27 PM
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Thanks. Had thought of that one...doesn't seem quite right.


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