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noun     discipline pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the practice of making people obey rules of behaviour and punishing them if they do not

    He believes in strict discipline.

    impose discipline:

    He reacted by imposing tough discipline and demanding better results.

    1. a.
      a strict set of rules that controls an activity or situation

      the discipline of the market

      maintain discipline:

      It is the teacher’s job to maintain discipline.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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