verb (used with object)
- repressor gene,
Origin of reprimand
Examples from the Web for reprimand
Two years later, the reprimand was overturned, but Mia was unsuccessful in her bid to annul the adoptions.
He failed to reprimand the MKs in question, implicitly suggesting that in the Likud, support for two states is optional at best.Ambassador Oren Tells AIPAC Likud Supports Two States|Sigal Samuel|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He Made a Positive Test Result ‘Go Away’ Did Armstrong pay to have a reprimand by the International Cycling Union disappear?Speed Read: Eight Shocking Bits From the USADA’s Lance Armstrong Report|Laura Colarusso, Nina Strochlic|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He and one other officer received only a letter of reprimand.When the Tragedy of Two Marines Killed In a Crash Becomes a Nightmare|Miranda Green|May 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He said he was not allowed to keep a copy of the classified letter of reprimand.CIA Veteran Jose Rodriguez Defends Waterboarding in New Book|Philip Shenon|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But I did not hear what reprimand, if any, had actually been lodged against them.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Dr. Whitman gave the Chiefs a reprimand, and called it thieving, and demanded that they send back everything they had taken.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
"She've grieved hersilf sick over ye," said Maggie, unable to forbear this much of a reprimand now that the sinner was found.
The angry pianist herself evidently wished to reprimand the importunate visitor who came at such a late hour.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
And so esteemed was he of the officers of the law that even this interference did but procure a reprimand.A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
Word Origin for reprimand
1630s, from French réprimande (16c.), from Middle French reprimende "reproof," from Latin reprimenda "that is to be repressed" (as in reprimenda culpa "fault to be checked"), fem. singular of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere "reprove" (see repress). Spelling influenced in French by mander "to summon."
1680s, from reprimand (n.) or else from French réprimander (17c.), from réprimande. Related: Reprimanded; reprimanding.