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Definition of Discipline


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

discipline in Afrikaans is dissipline
discipline in Danish is disciplin
discipline in Dutch is discipline, tucht
discipline in Finnish is kuri
discipline in French is aguerris, aguerrissez, aguerrissent, discipline
discipline in German is disziplinieren, Benehmen, Disziplin, Wissenszweig
discipline in Italian is disciplina
discipline in Norwegian is disiplin, disiplinere
discipline in Portuguese is disciplina
discipline in Spanish is disciplina
discipline in Swedish is kunskapsgren, tukta, tukt, disciplin