from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The use of strict disciplinary measures and limitations on freedoms or privileges, as by a parent or guardian, as a means of fostering responsibility and expressing care or concern.
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- n. The compassionate use of stringent disciplinary measures, to attempt to improve someone's behavior.
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