disciplinary

[dis-uh-pluh-ner-ee]

adjective

of, for, or constituting discipline; enforcing or administering discipline: disciplinary action.

Nearby words

  1. disciples of christ,
  2. discipleship,
  3. disciplinable,
  4. disciplinant,
  5. disciplinarian,
  6. discipline,
  7. disciplined,
  8. discission,
  9. discitis,
  10. disclaim

Origin of disciplinary

First recorded in 1575–85; discipline + -ary

Related formsnon·dis·ci·pli·nar·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disciplinary

disciplinary

disciplinarian

adjective

of, promoting, or used for discipline; corrective
relating to a branch of learningcriticism that crosses disciplinary boundaries
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Word Origin and History for disciplinary

disciplinary

adj.

1590s, from Medieval Latin disciplinarius, from Latin disciplina (see discipline (n.)).

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