A formal expression of disapproval.
Address a reprimand to.
Mid 17th century: from French réprimande, via Spanish from Latin reprimenda, ‘things to be held in check’, neuter plural gerundive of reprimere (see repress).
I narrowly avoided an official reprimand from the masses of WotD players. Today’s word, offered by ODO had been used before, TWICE, and shall only get oblique mention today.