Meaning of discipline

Definition of discipline

(noun) a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline"
the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
the act of disciplining; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
(verb) develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

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