reprehension

noun
rep·re·hen·sion | \ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-shən \

Definition of reprehension 

: the act of reprehending : censure

First Known Use of reprehension

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reprehension

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

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