Reprimand meaning

rĕp'rə-mănd'
The definition of a reprimand is a severe or formal scolding by a person of power.

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.

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To reprove in a formal or official way.
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Reprimand is defined as to severely or formally scold someone.

An example of reprimand is being asked to leave a restaurant by the restaurant manager.

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A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
noun
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To reprove (someone) severely, especially in a formal or official way.
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A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.
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A severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in authority.
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To rebuke severely or formally.
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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