disciplinary


dis·ci·plin·ary

adjective \ˈdi-sə-plə-ˌner-ē, especially British ˌdi-sə-ˈpli-nə-rē\

: intended to correct or punish bad behavior : of or relating to discipline

Full Definition of DISCIPLINARY

1
a :  of or relating to discipline <disciplinary problems>
b :  designed to correct or punish breaches of discipline <took disciplinary action>
2
:  of or relating to a particular field of study <disciplinary specialization>
dis·ci·plin·ar·i·ly \ˌdi-sə-plə-ˈner-ə-lē\ adverb
dis·ci·plin·ar·i·ty \-ˈnar-ə-tē\ noun

Examples of DISCIPLINARY

  1. The committee is considering disciplinary measures against him.
  2. <called for disciplinary actions in response to the outrageous behavior>

First Known Use of DISCIPLINARY

1598

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