Martinet

The martinet is a punitive device traditionally used in France and other parts of Europe.wikipedia
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Erotic spanking

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The martinet is also used as an implement in erotic spanking scenes, hard to distinguish from the flogger, but that is usually lighter.
Other popular implements are canes, riding crops, whips, switches, birches, sneakers, phonebooks, rolled-up catalogs or newspapers, rulers or martinet.

Jean Martinet

This sense of the word reputedly comes from Jean Martinet, Inspector General of the army of Louis XIV, and thus, etymologically, only by accident relates to the earlier sense.
The English word martinet derives from the general's last name.

Idi Amin

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Time, in 1977, famously referred to the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin as a "strutting martinet".
In a 1977 assessment typical of the time, a Time magazine article described him as a "killer and clown, big-hearted buffoon and strutting martinet".

France

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The martinet is a punitive device traditionally used in France and other parts of Europe. It was a traditional instrument of physical punishment in France and other European countries.

Europe

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The martinet is a punitive device traditionally used in France and other parts of Europe. It was a traditional instrument of physical punishment in France and other European countries.

Scourge

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A martinet is a short, scourge-like (multi-tail) type of whip made of a wooden handle of about 25 cm (10 inches) in length and about 10 lashes of equal, relatively short length.

Whip

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A martinet is a short, scourge-like (multi-tail) type of whip made of a wooden handle of about 25 cm (10 inches) in length and about 10 lashes of equal, relatively short length.

Leather

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The lashes are usually made of leather, but sometimes soap-stiffened cords are used in place of leather.

Soap

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The lashes are usually made of leather, but sometimes soap-stiffened cords are used in place of leather.

Corporal punishment

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It was a traditional instrument of physical punishment in France and other European countries.

Caning

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Otherwise it was usually applied on the bare buttocks, adding humiliation to the physical pain, like the English and Commonwealth caning, birching, naval cat o' nine tails, American paddling, et cetera.

Birching

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Otherwise it was usually applied on the bare buttocks, adding humiliation to the physical pain, like the English and Commonwealth caning, birching, naval cat o' nine tails, American paddling, et cetera.

Cat o' nine tails

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Otherwise it was usually applied on the bare buttocks, adding humiliation to the physical pain, like the English and Commonwealth caning, birching, naval cat o' nine tails, American paddling, et cetera.

Paddle (spanking)

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Otherwise it was usually applied on the bare buttocks, adding humiliation to the physical pain, like the English and Commonwealth caning, birching, naval cat o' nine tails, American paddling, et cetera.

Child abuse

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It is now considered abusive to use a martinet to punish children.

Punishment

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It is now considered abusive to use a martinet to punish children.

Pet

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However, martinets were still sold in the pet section of French supermarkets.

Supermarket

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However, martinets were still sold in the pet section of French supermarkets.

Flagellation

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The martinet is also used as an implement in erotic spanking scenes, hard to distinguish from the flogger, but that is usually lighter.

Jean Bodin

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Jean Bodin, quoting the examination of three witches by Paolo Grillandi of Castiglione at the Castello San Paolo, Spoleto, records that the witches referred to the Devil as Master Martinet (Maître Martinet), or the Little Master (Petit maître).{{clarification needed|}October 2018|reason=What is the relevance of this to the definition?|date=October 2018}}

Paolo Grillandi

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Jean Bodin, quoting the examination of three witches by Paolo Grillandi of Castiglione at the Castello San Paolo, Spoleto, records that the witches referred to the Devil as Master Martinet (Maître Martinet), or the Little Master (Petit maître).{{clarification needed|}October 2018|reason=What is the relevance of this to the definition?|date=October 2018}}

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Jean Bodin, quoting the examination of three witches by Paolo Grillandi of Castiglione at the Castello San Paolo, Spoleto, records that the witches referred to the Devil as Master Martinet (Maître Martinet), or the Little Master (Petit maître).{{clarification needed|}October 2018|reason=What is the relevance of this to the definition?|date=October 2018}}

English language

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In English, the term martinet usually refers not to the whip, but to those who might use it—those who demand strict adherence to set rules and mete out punishment for failing to follow them.

Rule

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In English, the term martinet usually refers not to the whip, but to those who might use it—those who demand strict adherence to set rules and mete out punishment for failing to follow them.

Louis XIV of France

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This sense of the word reputedly comes from Jean Martinet, Inspector General of the army of Louis XIV, and thus, etymologically, only by accident relates to the earlier sense.