tr.v. rep·ri·mand·ed, rep·ri·mand·ing, rep·ri·mands
To reprove (someone) severely, especially in a formal or official way. See Synonyms at admonish.
A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.
[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; see REPRESS.]
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