discipline

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1. A certain branch of knowledge; an area of study. "He was interested in the new disciplines being taught by his professors."
2. A process of controlling one's behavior and actions, either through self-motivation or through teaching and punishment.

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Before entering law school, the future lawyer had to decide which discipline of law he would study and practice in the future.
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Parents sometimes choose to use discipline techniques to punish their children which involve grounding them or taking away their allowance.
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In order to discipline a dog, you have to teach it some basic rules such as learning to obey it's master.
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