Reprimand Definition

rĕprə-mănd
reprimanded, reprimanding, reprimands
verb
reprimanded, reprimanding, reprimands
To rebuke severely or formally.
Webster's New World

To reprove in a formal or official way.

Wiktionary
noun
reprimands
A severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in authority.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Reprimand

Noun

Singular:
reprimand
Plural:
reprimands

Origin of Reprimand

  • French réprimander from réprimande a reprimand alteration (influenced by mander to order) of obsolete reprimende from Latin reprimenda (culpa) (fault) to be repressed feminine gerundive of reprimere to restrain repress

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French réprimande, from réprimer (“to repress").

    From Wiktionary

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