The definition of a reprimand is a severe or formal scolding by a person of power.(noun)
An example of reprimand is a group of teenagers being told by a police officer they are wrong to be in the park after it's closed.
Reprimand is defined as to severely or formally scold someone.(verb)
An example of reprimand is being asked to leave a restaurant by the restaurant manager.
See reprimand in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr réprimande < L reprimenda, fem. of reprimendus, that is to be repressed < reprimere, to repress: see re- & press
See reprimand in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb rep·ri·mand·ed, rep·ri·mand·ing, rep·ri·mands
Origin: French réprimander
Origin: , from réprimande, a reprimand
Origin: , alteration (influenced by mander, to order)
Origin: of obsolete reprimende
Origin: , from Latin reprimenda (culpa), (fault) to be repressed
Origin: , feminine gerundive of reprimere, to restrain; see repress.
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