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Definitions of discipline

  1. a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. training to improve strength or self-control Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline"; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring under control so as to act systematically; to train to act together under orders; to teach subordination to; to form a habit of obedience in; to drill. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To punish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Mental or moral training; education, subjection to control; military regulation; as, under strict discipline. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To train to obedience or efficiency; regulate; punish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Instruction: training, or mode of life in accordance with rules: subjection to control: order: severe training: mortification: punishment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To subject to discipline: to train: to educate: to bring-under control: to chastise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Disciplinary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To subject to discipline; order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Training; order; subjection to rule; punishment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To train to obedience or effectiveness; drill; educate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Systematic training, as of a soldier; subjection; progressive molding of character and conduct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Punishment; correction; chastisement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A system of rules, as of a church. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Training generally; training according to rule or drill; rules of training, or method of regulating; subjection to rules; a course of instruction in a special branch of knowledge or art; punishment intended to correct crimes or errors; the rules and their enforcement binding upon the members of the Church; chastisement, or the instrument of it; infliction exacted of a delinquent in the Romish Church. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Training, physical or mental; cultivation and improvement; subordination or subjection to laws, &c.; bodily punishment; chastisement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. To train and educate the body; to form the mind in habits of thought and action; to chastise; to punish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. dis'i-plin, n. instruction: training, or mode of life in accordance with rules: subjection to control: order: severe training: mortification: punishment: an instrument of penance or punishment.--v.t. to subject to discipline: to train: to educate: to bring under control: to chastise.--adjs. DIS'CIPLINABLE; DIS'CIPLINAL.--ns. DIS'CIPLINANT, one who subjects himself to a certain discipline, esp. one of an order of Spanish flagellants; DISCIPLIN[=A]'RIAN, one who enforces strict discipline; DISCIPLIN[=A]'RIUM, a scourge for penitential flogging.--adj. DIS'CIPLINARY, of the nature of discipline--n. DIS'CIPLINER, one who disciplines.--FIRST, and SECOND, BOOK OF DISCIPLINE, two documents (1560 and 1578) embodying the constitution and order of procedure of the Church of Scotland from the period of the Reformation. [L. disciplina, from discipulus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Branch of instruction (archaic); mental& moral training, adversity as effecting this; military training, drill, (archaic); trained condition; order maintained among schoolboys, soldiers, prisoners, &c.; system of rules for conduct; control exercised over members of church; chastisement; (Eeel.) mortification by penance. So disciplinal a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Bring under control, train to obedience& order, drill, whence disciplinable a.; chastise. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. n. [Latin] Education; instruction; training of the mind; formation of manners;—subject matter of instruction; course of study;—method of training; subjection to authority; rule; government; penal infliction; correction; chastisement;—military law or command;—nfliction of church censure or punishment;—self-inflicted punishment; mortification of the flesh. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. Education, instruction; rule of government, order; military regulation; a state of subjection; chastisement, correction. Complete Dictionary

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