discipline noun definition in Types of punishment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

discipline

 noun: Types of punishment topic
[uncountable] the practice of training people to obey rules and orders and punishing them if they do not; the controlled behaviour or situation that results from this training The school has a reputation for high standards of discipline. Strict discipline is imposed on army recruits. She keeps good discipline in class. Lack of discipline at home meant that many pupils found it difficult to settle in to the ordered environment of the school.

Explore other topic groups related to Types of punishment

Crime and law