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From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French descipline, from Latin disciplina (“instruction”) and discipulus (“pupil”), from discere (“to learn”), from Proto-Indo-European *dek- (“(cause to) accept”).
- A controlled behaviour; self-control.
- The most perfect, who have their passions in the best discipline, are yet obliged to be constantly on their guard.
- An enforced compliance or control.
- A systematic method of obtaining obedience.
- C. J. Smith
- Discipline aims at the removal of bad habits and the substitution of good ones, especially those of order, regularity, and obedience.
- Bible (New International Version), Hebrews 12:7:
- Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?
- C. J. Smith
- A state of order based on submission to authority.
- Their wildness lose, and, quitting nature's part, / Obey the rules and discipline of art.
- A punishment to train or maintain control.
- giving her the discipline of the strap
- (Catholicism) A whip used for self-flagellation.
- A set of rules regulating behaviour.
- A flagellation as a means of obtaining sexual gratification.
- A specific branch of knowledge or learning.
- 1648, John Wilkins, Mathematical Magick:
- This mathematical discipline, by the help of geometrical principles, doth teach to contrive several weights and powers unto motion or rest.
- A category in which a certain art, sport or other activity belongs.
- (controlled behaviour et al.): spontaneity
- (transitive) To train someone by instruction and practice.
- (transitive) To teach someone to obey authority.
- (transitive) To punish someone in order to (re)gain control.
- (transitive) To impose order on someone.
- discipline, self-control
- discipline, regime of forcing compliance
- discipline, sanction
- Synonym: tucht
- discipline, branch
- Synonym: tak
discipline f (plural disciplines)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “discipline” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of disciplinar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of disciplinar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of disciplinar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of disciplinar
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of disciplinar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of disciplinar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of disciplinar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of disciplinar.