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Noun
The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience
“A second possible interpretation emerges when parents' discussions of discipline practices are considered.”
Noun
Suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense
“Order and discipline have been placed in the hands of headteachers.”
Noun
A branch of knowledge, typically one studied in higher education
“Though it offers some of the most striking recent samples, history is not the only discipline in which scholarship has been put at risk.”
Noun
A controlled behaviour
Verb
Punish or rebuke formally for an offence
“The secretary of the Footballers' Association said there were already heavy punishments available to discipline footballers.”
Verb
To train someone by instruction and practice
“Equally, while a parent cannot be made to love his child, he can be limited by the law in how far he can use physical punishment to discipline his child.”
Verb
To punish someone in order to (re)gain control
“I'm very good at disciplining myself.”
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