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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

bondage-and-discipline language n. A language (such as Pascal, Ada, APL, or Prolog) that, though ostensibly general-purpose, is designed so as to enforce an author's theory of ?right programming? even though said theory is demonstrably inadequate for systems hacking or even vanilla general-purpose programming. Often abbreviated ?B& D?; thus, one may speak of things ?having the B&D nature?. See Pascal; oppose languages of choice.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

bondage-and-discipline language A language (such as Pascal, Ada, APL, or Prolog) that, though ostensibly general-purpose, is designed so as to enforce an author's theory of "right programming" even though said theory is demonstrably inadequate for systems hacking or even vanilla general-purpose programming. Often abbreviated "B&D"; thus, one may speak of things "having the B&D nature". See Pascal. Compare languages of choice. [Jargon File] (1996-01-05)