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 for reprimand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; reprehension, private or public.
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           Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her
           treatment of him.                        --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Germanicus was severely reprimanded by Tiberius for
              traveling into Egypt without his permission.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     2. To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a
        sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded.
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     Syn: To reprove; reprehend; chide; rebuke; censure; blame.
          See Reprove.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reprimand
      n 1: an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to
           take the rebuke with a smile on his face" [syn: rebuke,
           reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand]
      v 1: rebuke formally [syn: reprimand, censure, criminate]
      2: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
         for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime
         Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing
         cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, take to task,
         rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture,
         reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold,
         chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
         chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "reprimand":
     admonish, admonishment, admonition, aspersion, attack, attaint,
     badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bawl out, bend sinister,
     berate, bespatter, black eye, black mark, blacken, blot, blow upon,
     blur, brand, bring to book, broad arrow, call down,
     call to account, carpet, castigate, castigation, censure, champain,
     chastise, chastisement, chew out, chide, chiding, correct,
     correction, criticism, criticize, defame, defile, disapproval,
     disapprove, disparage, disparagement, dress down, dressing-down,
     expose, expose to infamy, gibbet, give a dressing-down,
     hang in effigy, have words with, imputation, lecture, lesson,
     mark of Cain, objurgate, objurgation, onus, pillory, pillorying,
     point champain, rap, rate, rating, rebuke, reflection,
     remonstrance, remonstration, reprehend, reprehension, reproach,
     reprobation, reproof, reproval, reprove, scold, scolding, sermon,
     set down, set straight, skin alive, slate, slur, smear, smirch,
     smudge, smutch, soil, spank, spanking, spot, stain, stigma,
     stigmatism, stigmatization, stigmatize, straighten out, sully,
     taint, take down, take to task, talking-to, tarnish, tell off,
     tick off, tongue-lashing, upbraid, upbraiding, vilify, wig
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REPRIMAND, punishment. The censure which in some cases a public office 
  pronounces against an offender. 
       2. This species of punishment is used by legislative bodies to punish 
  their members or others who have been guilty of some impropriety of conduct 
  towards them. The reprimand is usually pronounced by the speaker. 
  
  

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