from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reprove severely, especially in a formal or official way. See Synonyms at admonish.
- n. A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
- v. To reprove in a formal or official way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public.
- transitive v. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally.
- transitive v. To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Severe reproof for a fault; reprehension, private or public.
- n. Synonyms Monition, Reprehension, etc. See admonition.
- To reprove severely; reprehend; chide for a fault.
- Synonyms Rebuke, etc. See censure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rebuke formally
- n. an act or expression of criticism and censure
- v. censure severely or angrily
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French réprimande, from réprimer ("to repress"). (Wiktionary)