"discipline" Definition

  1. n. The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral.
  2. n. Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.
  3. n. Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.
  4. n. Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc.
  5. n. Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
  6. n. The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge.
  7. n. The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member.
  8. n. Self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge.
  9. n. A system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline.
  10. v. t. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.
  11. v. t. 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.
  12. v. t. To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct.
  13. v. t. To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.

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Words that start with "discipline": 3
Words that end with "discipline": 3
Words that contain "discipline": 5
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English Dictionary Definition of discipline

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