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
The disciplinary actions for violating department policy can run from verbal counseling to termination, Swoboda said.
In spite of these interventions, many teachers at the school still viewed suspensions as a valuable disciplinary tool and questioned their ability to keep students under control without it.
Alison Satake, an LSU spokeswoman, told WAFB the University was aware of the off-campus fight and was reviewing it to determine if LSU students were involved and if any disciplinary measures were in order.
Over the past 50 years, public education has signed on to one teaching and disciplinary fad after another to no good effect.
A federal judge has ordered a California school district not to take any additional disciplinary action against four students over their responses to racist Instagram posts.
A public disciplinary hearing is set for June 28 in San Francisco.
Windham has a history of disciplinary actions being taken against him, including two for use of excessive force, lying about his actions and placing the blame on teens, WAVE3.com reports.
Discipline: Discipline is a play activity, usually carried out through spanking or some sort of disciplinary role-play, says Calvert.
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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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