The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Discipline \Dis"ci*pline\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disciplined; p.
pr. & vb. n. Disciplining.] [Cf. LL. disciplinarian to
flog, fr. L. disciplina discipline, and F. discipliner to
1. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to
2. To accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring
under control so as to act systematically; to train to act
together under orders; to teach subordination to; to form
a habit of obedience in; to drill.
Ill armed, and worse disciplined. --Clarendon.
His mind . . . imperfectly disciplined by nature.
3. To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise;
Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly? --Shak.
4. To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.
Syn: To train; form; teach; instruct; bring up; regulate;
correct; chasten; chastise; punish.