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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discipline  \Dis`ci*pline\,  n.  [F.  discipline,  L.  disciplina, 
  from  discipulus  See  {Disciple}.] 
  1.  The  treatment  suited  to  a  disciple  or  learner;  education; 
  development  of  the  faculties  by  instruction  and  exercise; 
  training,  whether  physical,  mental,  or  moral. 
 
  Wife  and  children  are  a  kind  of  discipline  of 
  humanity.  --Bacon. 
 
  Discipline  aims  at  the  removal  of  bad  habits  and  the 
  substitution  of  good  ones,  especially  those  of 
  order  regularity,  and  obedience.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  2.  Training  to  act  in  accordance  with  established  rules 
  accustoming  to  systematic  and  regular  action  drill. 
 
  Their  wildness  lose,  and  quitting  nature's  part 
  Obey  the  rules  and  discipline  of  art.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Subjection  to  rule  submissiveness  to  order  and  control; 
  habit  of  obedience. 
 
  The  most  perfect,  who  have  their  passions  in  the 
  best  discipline,  are  yet  obliged  to  be  constantly  on 
  their  guard.  --Rogers. 
 
  4.  Severe  training,  corrective  of  faults;  instruction  by 
  means  of  misfortune,  suffering,  punishment,  etc 
 
  A  sharp  discipline  of  half  a  century  had  sufficed  to 
  educate  ?s.  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  Correction;  chastisement;  punishment  inflicted  by  way  of 
  correction  and  training. 
 
  Giving  her  the  discipline  of  the  strap.  --Addison. 
 
  6.  The  subject  matter  of  instruction;  a  branch  of  knowledge. 
  --Bp.  Wilkins. 
 
  7.  (Eccl.)  The  enforcement  of  methods  of  correction  against 
  one  guilty  of  ecclesiastical  offenses;  reformatory  or 
  penal  action  toward  a  church  member. 
 
  8.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  Self-inflicted  and  voluntary  corporal 
  punishment,  as  penance,  or  otherwise;  specifically,  a 
  penitential  scourge. 
 
  9.  (Eccl.)  A  system  of  essential  rules  and  duties;  as  the 
  Romish  or  Anglican  discipline. 
 
  Syn:  Education;  instruction;  training;  culture;  correction; 
  chastisement;  punishment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discipline  \Dis"ci*pline\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disciplined};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disciplining}.]  [Cf.  LL  disciplinarian  to 
  flog,  fr  L.  disciplina  discipline,  and  F.  discipliner  to 
  discipline.] 
  1.  To  educate;  to  develop  by  instruction  and  exercise;  to 
  train. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Ill  armed,  and  worse  disciplined.  --Clarendon. 
 
  His  mind  .  .  .  imperfectly  disciplined  by  nature. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  improve  by  corrective  and  penal  methods;  to  chastise; 
  to  correct. 
 
  Has  he  disciplined  Aufidius  soundly?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  inflict  ecclesiastical  censures  and  penalties  upon 
 
  Syn:  To  train;  form  teach;  instruct;  bring  up  regulate; 
  correct;  chasten;  chastise;  punish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discipline 
  n  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" 
  [syn:  {subject},  {subject  area},  {subject  field},  {field}, 
  {field  of  study},  {study},  {branch  of  knowledge}] 
  2:  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" 
  3:  the  trait  of  being  well  behaved;  "he  insisted  on  discipline 
  among  the  troops"  [ant:  {indiscipline}] 
  4:  training  to  improve  strength  or  self-control 
  5:  the  act  of  punishing;  "the  offenders  deserved  the  harsh 
  discipline  they  received"  [syn:  {correction}] 
  v  1:  train  by  instruction  and  practice;  esp.  to  teach 
  self-control;  "Parents  must  discipline  their  children" 
  [syn:  {train},  {check},  {condition}] 
  2:  punish  in  order  to  gain  control  or  enforce  obedience;  "The 
  teacher  disciplined  the  pupils  rather  frequently"  [syn:  {correct}, 
  {sort  out}] 




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