Discipline
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. [1913 Webster]

Wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Discipline aims at the removal of bad habits and the substitution of good ones, especially those of order, regularity, and obedience. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster]

2. Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill. [1913 Webster]

Their wildness lose, and, quitting nature's part, Obey the rules and discipline of art. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience. [1913 Webster]

The most perfect, who have their passions in the best discipline, are yet obliged to be constantly on their guard. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

4. Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc. [1913 Webster]

A sharp discipline of half a century had sufficed to educate us. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training. [1913 Webster]

Giving her the discipline of the strap. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

6. The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster]

7. (Eccl.) The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member. [1913 Webster]

8. (R. C. Ch.) Self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge. [1913 Webster]

9. (Eccl.) A system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline.

Syn: Education; instruction; training; culture; correction; chastisement; punishment. [1913 Webster]


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  • discipline — [ disiplin ] n. f. • 1080; « punition, ravage, douleur » en a. fr.; lat. disciplina 1 ♦ ( XIVe) Fouet fait de cordelettes ou de petites chaînes utilisé pour se flageller, se mortifier. Des coups de discipline. « Laurent, serrez ma haire avec ma… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discipliné — discipline [ disiplin ] n. f. • 1080; « punition, ravage, douleur » en a. fr.; lat. disciplina 1 ♦ ( XIVe) Fouet fait de cordelettes ou de petites chaînes utilisé pour se flageller, se mortifier. Des coups de discipline. « Laurent, serrez ma… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discipline — DISCIPLINE. s. f. Institution, instruction, éducation. Vous êtes sous la discipline d un bon Maître. Élevé sous une bonne discipline. Il y a des animaux capables de discipline. [b]f♛/b] Il se prend aussi pour Réglement, ordre, conduite. La… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • discipline — Discipline. s. f. Institution, education. Vous estes sous la discipline d un bon maistre, eslevé sous une bonne discipline. Il se prend aussi, pour Reglement, ordre, conduite. La discipline Ecclesiastique & Religieuse. la discipline militaire.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Discipline — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Este artículo trata sobre octavo álbum de King Crimson. Para otros usos de este término, véase Discipline (álbum). Discipline LP de King Crimson Publicación 1981 …   Wikipedia Español

  • discipline — Ⅰ. discipline UK US /ˈdɪsəplɪn/ noun ► [U] the practice of making sure that people obey rules and do not cause problems: »Personnel rules are used to govern worker conduct and impose discipline on violators. »the strict discipline of prison ► [U] …   Financial and business terms

  • Discipline — (с англ. дисциплина) может означать: Discipline (альбом Джанет Джексон) (2008) Discipline (альбом King Crimson) (1981) Discipline: Record of a Crusade (2003) …   Википедия

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discipline — bezeichnet: eine niederländische Band, siehe Discipline (Band) ein Musikalbum von King Crimson, siehe Discipline (Album) einen Teilaspekt des BDSM Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur U …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • discipline — [n1] regimen, training conduct, control, cultivation, curb, development, domestication, drill, drilling, education, exercise, inculcation, indoctrination, limitation, method, orderliness, practice, preparation, regulation, restraint, self command …   New thesaurus

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