disciplinary
adjective Date: 1598 1. a. of or relating to discipline <
disciplinary problems
>
b. designed to correct or punish breaches of discipline <
took disciplinary action
>
2. of or relating to a particular field of study <
disciplinary specialization
>
disciplinarily adverbdisciplinarity noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Disciplinary — Dis ci*plin*a*ry, a. [LL. disciplinarius flogging: cf. F. disciplinaire.] Pertaining to discipline; intended for discipline; corrective; belonging to a course of training. [1913 Webster] Those canons . . . were only disciplinary. Bp. Ferne. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disciplinary — (adj.) 1590s, from M.L. disciplinarius, from L. disciplina (see DISCIPLINE (Cf. discipline)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disciplinary — is pronounced with stress on the first or third syllable, depending partly on its position in a sentence …   Modern English usage

  • disciplinary — [dis′ə pli ner΄ē; ] Brit [ dis′i plin΄ə ri] adj. 1. of or having to do with discipline 2. that enforces discipline by punishing or correcting …   English World dictionary

  • disciplinary — [[t]dɪ̱sɪplɪnəri, AM neri[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Disciplinary bodies or actions are concerned with making sure that people obey rules or regulations and that they are punished if they do not. He will now face a disciplinary hearing for having an affair …   English dictionary

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