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.
An example of reprimand is being asked to leave a restaurant by the restaurant manager.
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 rÃ©primande, from rÃ©primer (“to repress").