Rep"ri*mand (r?p"r?-m?nd), n. [F. r'eprimande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re- re + premere to press. See Press, and cf. Repress.]

Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public.

Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her treatment of him. Macaulay.


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Rep"ri*mand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reprimanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Reprimanding.] [Cf. F. r'eprimander. See Reprimand, n.]


To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally.

Germanicus was severely reprimanded by Tiberius for traveling into Egypt without his permission. Arbuthnot.


To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded.

Syn. -- To reprove; reprehend; chide; rebuke; censure; blame. See Reprove.


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