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disciplining


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  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. 




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