reprehension

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noun rep·re·hen·sion \-ˈhen(t)-shən\

Definition of reprehension

  1. :  the act of reprehending :  censure

Origin and Etymology of reprehension

Middle English reprehensioun, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French reprehension, from Latin reprehension-, reprehensio, from reprehendere


First Known Use: 14th century

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