Definition

Discipline

Discipline is a procedure that corrects or punishes a subordinate because a rule of procedure has been violated.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

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