One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A reprimand, (now) especially an official one.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. Originally from Middle French, French † réprimende, with remodelling of the ending after formations in -ment. In later use perhaps independently re-formed from reprimand with similar remodelling of the ending.
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