Meaning of DISCIPLINE in English

DISCIPLINE

vt to inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.

2. discipline ·noun the subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge.

3. discipline ·noun subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.

4. discipline ·noun a system of essential rules and duties; as, the romish or anglican discipline.

5. discipline ·noun correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.

6. discipline ·noun severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, ·etc.

7. discipline ·noun training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.

8. discipline ·vt to educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.

9. discipline ·noun self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge.

10. discipline ·vt to improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct.

11. discipline ·noun the enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member.

12. discipline ·noun the treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral.

13. discipline ·vt 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.

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