Definition for DIS-CI'PLE

DIS-CI'PLE, n. [L. discipulus, from disco, to learn.]

  1. A learner; a scholar; one who receives or professes to receive instruction from another; as the disciples of Plato.
  2. A follower; an adherent to the doctrines of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called his disciples; and hence all Christians are called his disciples, as they profess to learn and receive his doctrines and precepts.

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