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Discipline

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DISCIPLINE, n. L., to learn.

1. Education instruction cultivation and improvement, comprehending instruction in arts, sciences, correct sentiments, morals and manners, and due subordination to authority.
2. Instruction and government, comprehending the communication of knowledge and the regulation of practice as military discipline, which includes instruction in manual exercise, evolutions and subordination.
3. Rule of government method of regulating principles and practice as the discipline prescribed for the church.
4. Subjection to laws, rules, order, precepts or regulations as, the troops are under excellent discipline the passions should be kept under strict discipline.
5. Correction chastisement punishment intended to correct crimes or errors as the discipline of the strap.
6. In ecclesiastical affairs, the execution of the laws by which the church is governed, and infliction of the penalties enjoined against offenders, who profess the religion of Jesus Christ.
7. Chastisement or bodily punishment inflicted on a delinquent in the Romish Church or that chastisement or external mortification which a religious person inflicts on himself.

DISCIPLINE,

1. To instruct or educate to inform the mind to prepare by instructing in correct principles and habits as, to discipline youth for a profession, or for future usefulness.
2. To instruct and govern to teach rules and practice, and accustom to order and subordination as, to discipline troops or an army.
3. To correct to chastise to punish.
4. To execute the laws of the church on offenders, with a view to bring them to repentance and reformation of life.
5. To advance and prepare by instruction.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Discipline'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/d/discipline.html.

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