verb (used with object), ob·jur·gat·ed, ob·jur·gat·ing.
Origin of objurgate
Examples from the Web for objurgate
If you step on one after nightfall, it will be useless to objurgate.A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.|William Chauncey Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for objurgate
Word Origin for objurgate
Word Origin and History for objurgate
1610s, from Latin obiurgatus, past participle of obiurgare "to chide, rebuke," from ob- (see ob-) + iurgare "to quarrel, scold," from phrase iure agere "to deal in a lawsuit," from ablative of ius "right; law; suit" (see just (adj.)) + agere "to do, act, set in motion" (see act (n.)). Related: Objurgatory.