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reprehension

[rep-ri-hen-shuh n] /ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of reprehending; reproof; censure.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin reprehēnsiōn- (stem of reprehēnsiō), equivalent to reprehēns(us) (past participle of reprehendere to reprehend) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
reprehensive
[rep-ri-hen-siv] /ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn sɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
reprehensively, adverb
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