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discipline

[ dis-uh-plin ]
/ ˈdɪs ə plɪn /
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noun

verb (used with object), dis·ci·plined, dis·ci·plin·ing.

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discipleship, disciplinable, disciplinant, disciplinarian, disciplinary, discipline, disciplined, discission, discitis, disclaim, disclaimer

Origin of discipline

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin disciplīna instruction, tuition, equivalent to discipul(us) disciple + -ina -ine2
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Synonym study

12. See punish.
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British Dictionary definitions for discipline

discipline

/ (ˈdɪsɪplɪn) /

noun

verb (tr)

to improve or attempt to improve the behaviour, orderliness, etc, of by training, conditions, or rules
to punish or correct
Derived Formsdisciplinable, adjectivedisciplinal (ˌdɪsɪˈplaɪnəl, ˈdɪsɪˌplɪnəl), adjectivediscipliner, noun

Word Origin for discipline

C13: from Latin disciplīna teaching, from discipulus disciple
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