What is one word answer for "the person from whom we learn to be diciplined?"


Many types of people fill the role and the first for most people should be their parents. However, all such people are Disciplinarians of some sort because that's the essential definition of the word.

The linked Dictionary is The American Dictionary of the English Language, which was written by Noah Webster & published in 1828.


COACH - as in someone who trains us to attain a certain level of discipline so that we perform to the best of our abilities


disciplined has the meaning of

Showing a controlled form of behaviour or way of working

And I can't find anything more appropriate to teach at the same time behaviour and way of working than the one we call master.

  • an owner of a slave or animal
  • a person very skilled or famous in a discipline, as an art or science:

one of the great masters of modern art; a Zen master.

The owner part enphasis the disciplined behaviour you have to learn.

It is an alternative to the common one : teacher.

  • Teacher and master are fitting, disciplined and its definition are, however, irrelevant to the question of this OP. – user98990 Jun 30 '15 at 9:56
  • @LittleEva I don't understand why, the OP is asking for one word for “the person from whom we learn to be disciplined”. – Yohann V. Jun 30 '15 at 11:28
  • Also, I would love to know why I have been downvoted, I could improve my answer then. – Yohann V. Jun 30 '15 at 11:52
  • Neither the up-vote, nor the down-vote are from me, Yohann. This OP understands the concept of "disciplined" already, the question being asked builds off that understanding. Whereas, you have expended more time/energy/space (link, direct quotation in block quote, but without citation) on something the OP never asked, than on the terms (master, teacher) you've included that are adequate responses to OP's question, i.e., "one word answer for 'the person from whom we learn to be disciplined?'" – user98990 Jun 30 '15 at 18:57
  • @LittleEva The explanation of disciplined what to extract two interesting parts which indicate why I'm suggesting those two words. But ok I'll edit to add definition to emphasise the meaning – Yohann V. Jun 30 '15 at 20:55

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