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a. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.
b. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
2. often Disciple One of the original followers of Jesus.
3. Disciple A member of the Disciples of Christ.

[Middle English, from Old English discipul and from Old French desciple, both from Latin discipulus, pupil, from discere, to learn; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·ci′ple·ship′ n.
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Noun1.discipleship - the position of disciple
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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