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regimentation

[rej-uh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n-]
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noun
  1. the act of regimenting or the state of being regimented.
  2. the strict discipline and enforced uniformity characteristic of military groups or totalitarian systems.
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Origin of regimentation

First recorded in 1875–85; regiment + -ation
Related formso·ver·reg·i·men·ta·tion, noun
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Related Words

divisionuniformitystrictnessclassificationstandardizationharmonizationarrangementregulationcommandorganizationrigiditygroupingorderingcollectivizationmechanizationinstitutionalization

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Historical Examples

  • The fears of a regimentation of opinion by an “official” journal and publishing house have proved groundless.

    An American Religious Movement

    Winfred Ernest Douglas

  • Under all its mask of machinery and instruction, the German regimentation of the poor was the relapse of barbarians into slavery.


Word Origin and History for regimentation

n.

1856, noun of action from regiment (v.).

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