Discipline

Dis"ci*pline

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disciplined (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disciplining.] [Cf. LL. disciplinarian to flog, fr. L. disciplina discipline, and F. discipliner to discipline.] 1. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.
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2. 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.
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Ill armed, and worse disciplined.
Clarendon.
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His mind . . . imperfectly disciplined by nature.
Macaulay.
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3. To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct.
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Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly?
Shak.
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4. To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.

Syn. -- To train; form; teach; instruct; bring up; regulate; correct; chasten; chastise; punish.
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