What is discipline?

  • (verb): Train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
    Example: "Parents must discipline their children"
    Synonyms: train, check, condition
    See also — Additional definitions below

Discipline

In its original sense, discipline is systematic instruction given to disciples to train them as students in a craft or trade, or any other activity which they are supposed to perform, or to follow a particular code of conduct or "order". Often, the phrase "to discipline" carries a negative connotation. This is because enforcement of order – that is, ensuring instructions are carried out – is often regulated through punishment.

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Some articles on discipline:

Law Society Of Alberta - Discipline
... The Law Society has supervisory and disciplinary functions over its members ... This responsibility includes the task of enforcing the rules of the Law Society, and to discipline offending lawyers ...
The League Of Gentlemen (album) - Track Listing - Side II (EGED 9B)
... side bears the message "THE NEXT STEP IS DISCIPLINE" – this was a reference to Fripp's next project which was a new band called Discipline ... of the new band, and found "..the presence of King Crimson sitting next to me..." So Discipline became the new incarnation of King Crimson, while Discipline remained as the album title only ...
List Of Sekirei Characters - Mid Bio Informatics - Discipline Squad
... The Discipline Squad (懲罰部隊, Chōbatsu Butai?) is an elite group of Sekirei in charge of preventing any Sekirei or Ashikabi to withdraw from the Sekirei Plan ... The first Discipline Squad, known as the "S-Plan Guardians", was initially formed by the MBI from the first five awoken Sekirei to protect the Sekirei that have yet to mature and awaken from enemy forces ... After its break-up, the second Discipline Squad was formed, with Yume as the leader and Karasuba with the same goals ...
Discipline
... In its original sense, discipline is systematic instruction given to disciples to train them as students in a craft or trade, or any other activity which they are supposed to perform, or to follow a ... Often, the phrase "to discipline" carries a negative connotation ... Discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be synonymous with self control ...

More definitions of "discipline":

  • (verb): Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
    Synonyms: correct, sort out
  • (noun): The trait of being well behaved.
    Example: "He insisted on discipline among the troops"
  • (noun): Training to improve strength or self-control.
  • (noun): A system of rules of conduct or method of practice.
    Example: "He quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline"
  • (noun): The act of punishing.
    Example: "The offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    Synonyms: correction

Famous quotes containing the word discipline:

    Those who spare the rod hate their children, but those who love them are diligent to discipline them.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 13:24.

    Building a conscience is what discipline is all about. The goal is for a youngster to end up believing in decency, and acting—whether anyone is watching or not—in helpful and kind and generous, thoughtful ways.
    James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century)

    I used to be a discipline problem, which caused me embarrassment until I realized that being a discipline problem in a racist society is sometimes an honor.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)