What is discipline?

  • (verb): Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
    Synonyms: correct, sort out
    See also — Additional definitions below


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:

The League Of Gentlemen (album) - Track Listing - Side II (EGED 9B)
... III (1.26) The run-out groove on this side bears the message "THE NEXT STEP IS DISCIPLINE" – this was a reference to Fripp's next project which was a new band called ... of King Crimson sitting next to me..." So Discipline became the new incarnation of King Crimson, while Discipline remained as the album title only ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Spatial Design
... Spatial design is a relatively new discipline that crosses the boundaries of traditional design disciplines such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and landscape design as well as ... The emphasis of the discipline is upon working with people and space, particularly looking at the notion of place, also place identity and genius loci ... As such the discipline covers a variety of scales, from detailed design of interior spaces to large regional strategies, and is largely found within the UK ...
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 ... After its break-up, the second Discipline Squad was formed, with Yume as the leader and Karasuba with the same goals ...

More definitions of "discipline":

  • (noun): The act of punishing.
    Example: "The offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    Synonyms: correction
  • (verb): Train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
    Example: "Parents must discipline their children"
    Synonyms: train, check, condition
  • (noun): The trait of being well behaved.
    Example: "He insisted on discipline among the troops"
  • (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): Training to improve strength or self-control.

Famous quotes containing the word discipline:

    To try to control a nine-month-old’s clinginess by forcing him away is a mistake, because it counteracts a normal part of the child’s development. To think that the child is clinging to you because he is spoiled is nonsense. Clinginess is not a discipline issue, at least not in the sense of correcting a wrongdoing.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)

    Forget dating. Forget striking a balance between work and family. Most single parents, whether they are divorced, widowed, or single by choice, report that discipline is by far the toughest issue.
    Jean Callahan (20th century)

    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)