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Discipline (A)

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A scourge used by Roman Catholics for penitential purposes.

“Before the cross and altar a lamp was still burning, … and on the floor lay a small discipline or penitential scourge of small cord and wire, the lashes of which were stained with recent blood.”—Sir W. Scott: The Talisman. chap. iv.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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