2. Liable or deserving to be disciplined; subject to disciplinary punishment; as, a disciplinable offense.
(Dis"ci*plin*a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being improvable by discipline. Sir M.
(Dis"ci*plin*al) a. Relating to discipline. Latham.
(Dis"ci*plin*ant) n. [See Discipline.] (Eccl. Hist.) A flagellant. See Flagellant.
(Dis`ci*plin*a"ri*an) a. Pertaining to discipline. "Displinarian system." Milman.
1. One who disciplines; one who excels in training, especially with training, especially with regard to
order and obedience; one who enforces rigid discipline; a stickler for the observance of rules and methods
of training; as, he is a better disciplinarian than scholar.
2. A Puritan or Presbyterian; because of rigid adherence to religious or church discipline. [Obs.]
(Dis"ci*plin*a*ry) a. [LL. disciplinarius flogging: cf. F. disciplinaire.] Pertaining to discipline; intended
for discipline; corrective; belonging to a course of training.
Those canons . . . were only disciplinary.Bp. Ferne.
The evils of the . . . are disciplinary and remedial.Buckminster.
(Dis`ci*pline) n. [F. discipline, L. disciplina, from discipulus. See Disciple.]
1. The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and
exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral.
Wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity.Bacon.
Discipline aims at the removal of bad habits and the substitution of good ones, especially those of order,
regularity, and obedience.C. J. Smith.
2. Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.
Their wildness lose, and, quitting nature's part,Dryden.
Obey the rules and discipline of art.
3. Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.
The most perfect, who have their passions in the best discipline, are yet obliged to be constantly on
4. Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc.
A sharp discipline of half a century had sufficed to educate us.Macaulay.
5. Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
Giving her the discipline of the strap.Addison.
6. The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge. Bp. Wilkins.
7. (Eccl.) The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory
or penal action toward a church member.