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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: réprimande, from Latin, from reprimere; REPRESS

reprimand

verb
     
rep‧ri‧mand [transitive]
to tell someone officially that something they have done is very wrong [↪ scold, tell off]
reprimand somebody for (doing) something
The military court reprimanded him for failing to do his duty.
reprimand noun [countable]

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