reprimand

reprimand
/repranuend/ To reprove severely; to censure formally, especially with authority. Federal Labor Union 23393, American Federation of Labor v. American Can Co., 28 N.J.Super. 306, 100 A.2d 693, 695.
A public and formal censure or severe reproof, administered to a person in fault by his superior officer or by a body or organization to which he belongs. Thus, a member of a legislative body may be reprimanded by the presiding officer, in pursuance of a vote of censure, for improper conduct in the house; similarly, an attorney might be reprimanded by the Supreme Court or Bar Association of his State for unethical or improper conduct

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • reprimand — rep‧ri‧mand [ˈreprmɑːnd ǁ mænd] noun [countable] an occasion when someone is officially told that they have done something very wrong: • He is likely to receive some kind of reprimand for trying to influence the regulators unfairly. reprimand… …   Financial and business terms

  • reprimand — I noun admonishment, admonition, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chiding, condemnation, correction, criticism, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, displeasure, dispraise, dressing down, exception, exprobration,… …   Law dictionary

  • Reprimand — Rep ri*mand (r?p r? m?nd), n. [F. r[ e]primande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re re + premere to press. See {Press}, and cf. {Repress}.] Severe or formal reproof;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reprimand — Rep ri*mand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reprimanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reprimanding}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]primander. See {Reprimand}, n.] 1. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally. [1913 Webster] Germanicus was severely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprimand — [n] oral punishment admonishment, admonition, bawling out*, blame, calling down*, castigation, censure, chiding, comeuppance, dressing down*, going over*, grooming, hard time*, lecture, piece of one’s mind*, ragging*, rap*, rebuke, reprehension,… …   New thesaurus

  • reprimand — ► NOUN ▪ a formal expression of disapproval; a rebuke. ► VERB ▪ address a reprimand to. ORIGIN French réprimande, from Latin reprimere press back, check …   English terms dictionary

  • reprimand — (n.) 1630s, from Fr. réprimande, from M.Fr. reprimende reproof, from L. reprimenda that is to be repressed (as in reprimenda culpa fault to be checked ), fem. sing. of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere reprove (see REPRESS (Cf. repress)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reprimand — vb *reprove, rebuke, reproach, admonish, chide Analogous words: upbraid, rate, berate, *scold: censure, denounce, blame, reprehend, reprobate, *criticize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reprimand — [rep′rə mand΄, rep′rəmänd΄; ] also, for v. [, rep΄rə mand′, rep΄rəmänd′] n. [Fr réprimande < L reprimenda, fem. of reprimendus, that is to be repressed < reprimere, to repress: see RE & PRESS1] a severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in …   English World dictionary

  • reprimand — I n. 1) to administer, issue a reprimand (the judge issued a reprimand from the bench) 2) to receive a reprimand 3) a mild; severe, sharp, stem reprimand 4) an oral; written reprimand II v. (D; tr.) to reprimand for (to reprimand an employee for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reprimand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ severe ▪ gentle ▪ His gentle reprimand shamed her sufficiently. ▪ public ▪ verbal, written …   Collocations dictionary

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