regimentation

[ rej-uh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n- ]
/ ˌrɛdʒ ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -mən- /

noun

the act of regimenting or the state of being regimented.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM regimentation

o·ver·reg·i·men·ta·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for regimentation

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

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

    An American Religious Movement|Winfred Ernest Douglas