Definition of disciplinary
1a : of or relating to discipline disciplinary problemsb : designed to correct or punish breaches of discipline took disciplinary action
2 : of or relating to a particular field of study disciplinary specialization
disciplinarilyplay \ˌdi-sə-plə-ˈner-ə-lē\ adverb
disciplinarityplay \-ˈnar-ə-tē\ noun
Examples of disciplinary in a Sentence
The committee is considering disciplinary measures against him.
called for disciplinary actions in response to the outrageous behavior
Recent Examples of disciplinary from the Web
Graves on Thursday declined comment on the disciplinary notice.
Have you ever been cited by a professional or regulatory governing body for disciplinary reasons? •
After some of Wallace’s own attempts, officials cited him for disciplinary infractions—which was department policy, according to Thompson—and sometimes placed him in solitary confinement.
The goal of any disciplinary consequence is the elimination of misbehavior.
In the months since, Mikulich has faced his criminal case, as well as civil and disciplinary cases.
Already, 21 customs officials have been removed from their posts, and 35 others have been referred to a disciplinary tribunal.
Sheriff John Buncich will file formal charges to the Lake County Sheriff's Police Merit Board, which has the authority to handle any disciplinary or firing matters, according to Murchek.
The unsigned, undated waiver could be applied retroactively -- essentially allowing staff members who violated an ethics pledge to avoid disciplinary action, wrote Walter Shaub, the director of the federal Office of Government Ethics.
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First Known Use of disciplinary
DISCIPLINARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disciplinary for English Language Learners
: intended to correct or punish bad behavior : of or relating to discipline
DISCIPLINARY Defined for Kids
Definition of disciplinary for Students
: relating to the correction or punishment of bad behavior disciplinary action
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