reprimand

/ˈrɛprɪmɑːnd/
noun
A formal expression of disapproval.
verb
[with object]
Address a reprimand to.

Origin
Mid 17th century: from French réprimande, via Spanish from Latin reprimenda, ‘things to be held in check’, neuter plural gerundive of reprimere (see repress).

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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.

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