American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Deserving of or subject to discipline: a disciplinable misdeed.
- adj. Responsive to training; easily taught.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being disciplined by instruction and of improvement in learning.
- Capable of being made matter of discipline: as, a disciplinable offense in church government.
- Subject or liable to discipline, as a member of a church.
- adj. That can be instructed (by discipline); able to be taught.
- adj. obsolete Relating to discipline; disciplinary.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being disciplined or improved by instruction and training.
- adj. Liable or deserving to be disciplined; subject to disciplinary punishment.
- From discipline + -able and from Latin disciplinabilis. (Wiktionary)
“And must not this conclusion be strengthened, when they hear ministers of talent and learning declare that the Bible does sanction slaveholding, and that it ought not to be made a disciplinable offence in churches?”
“The Celt, undisciplinable, anarchical, and turbulent by nature, but out of affection and admiration giving himself body and soul to some leader, that is not a promising political temperament, it is just the opposite of the Anglo-Saxon temperament, disciplinable and steadily obedient within certain limits, but retaining an inalienable part of freedom and self - dependence; but it is a temperament for which one has a kind of sympathy notwithstanding.”
“a round vaulted pallate, and a long throte, besides an excellent capacitie of wit that maketh him more disciplinable and imitative than any other creature: then as to the forme and action of his speach, it commeth to him by arte & teaching, and by vse or exercise.”
“I find him soe disciplinable, and soe desirous to repare ye time Lost, yt I make no question but your Lordship shall receive a great ioye. "[”
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