- the act of reprehending; reproof; censure.
Origin of reprehension
Examples from the Web for reprehension
She now opened all those floodgates of reprehension, which had been shut so long.The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
You look at me as if you thought this reprehension were undeserved!Colloquies on Society
Their presumption is so notorious, that, either by disgust or alarm, it keeps off reprehension.Camilla
I say then, that reprehension and reprimand can scarcely ever be necessary.Thoughts on Man
An act like this cannot be committed and nobody be deserving of reprehension.The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2
J. T. Headley.
- the act or an instance of reprehending; reproof or rebuke
Word Origin and History for reprehension
late 14c., from Old French reprehension (12c.) or directly from Latin reprehensionem (nominative reprehensio) "blame, a censure, reprimand," literally "a taking again," noun of action from past participle stem of reprehendere (see reprehend).