Definitions of 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.
  3. To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct.
  4. To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.
  5. To train to obedience or efficiency; regulate; punish.
  6. To subject to discipline: to train: to educate: to bring- under control: to chastise.
  7. To subject to discipline; order.
  8. To train and educate the body; to form the mind in habits of thought and action; to chastise; to punish.
  9. the act of punishing; " the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
  10. the trait of being well behaved; " he insisted on discipline among the troops"
  11. a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; " he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or " for such a plan to work requires discipline";
  12. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  13. The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral.
  14. Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.
  15. Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.
  16. Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc.
  17. Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
  18. The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge.
  19. The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member.
  20. Self- inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge.
  21. A system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline.
  22. Mental or moral training; education, subjection to control; military regulation; as, under strict discipline.
  23. Instruction: training, or mode of life in accordance with rules: subjection to control: order: severe training: mortification: punishment.
  24. Disciplinary.
  25. Training; order; subjection to rule; punishment.
  26. A system of rules, as of a church.
  27. Training generally; training according to rule or drill; rules of training, or method of regulating; subjection to rules; a course of instruction in a special branch of knowledge or art; punishment intended to correct crimes or errors; the rules and their enforcement binding upon the members of the Church; chastisement, or the instrument of it; infliction exacted of a delinquent in the Romish Church.
  28. Training, physical or mental; cultivation and improvement; subordination or subjection to laws, & c.; bodily punishment; chastisement.