reproval

[ri-proo-vuhl]
noun
1.
the act of reproving.
2.
a reproof.

Origin:
1840–50; reprove + -al2

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reproof or reproval (rɪˈpruːf, rɪˈpruːvəl)
 
n
an act or expression of rebuke or censure
 
[C14 reproffe, from Old French reprove, from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove of; see reprobate]
 
reproval or reproval
 
n
 
[C14 reproffe, from Old French reprove, from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove of; see reprobate]

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The reproval was imposed as a result of his failure to perform legal services competently or communicate with a client.
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