Letters of marque and reprisal. See under Marque.

(Re*prise") n. [F. reprise, fr. reprendre, repris, to take back, L. reprehendere. See Reprehend.]

1. A taking by way of retaliation. [Obs.] Dryden.

2. pl. (Law) Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, rent seck, pensions, annuities, and the like. [Written also reprizes.] Burrill.

Reprimand to Reptile

(Rep"ri*mand) n. [F. réprimande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re- re + premere to press. See Press, and cf. Repress.] Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public.

Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her treatment of him.

(Rep"ri*mand), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reprimanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Reprimanding.] [Cf. F. réprimander. See Reprimand, n.]

1. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally.

Germanicus was severely reprimanded by Tiberius for traveling into Egypt without his permission.

2. To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded.

Syn. — To reprove; reprehend; chide; rebuke; censure; blame. See Reprove.

(Rep"ri*mand`er) n. One who reprimands.

(Re*prim"er) n. (Firearms) A machine or implement for applying fresh primers to spent cartridge shells, so that the shells be used again.

(Re*print") v. t.

1. To print again; to print a second or a new edition of.

2. To renew the impression of.

The whole business of our redemption is . . . to reprint God's image upon the soul.

(Re"print`) n. A second or a new impression or edition of any printed work; specifically, the publication in one country of a work previously published in another.

(Re*print"er) n. One who reprints.

(Re*pris"al) n. [F. reprsaille, It. ripresaglia, rappresaglia, LL. reprensaliae, fr. L. reprehendere, reprehensum. See Reprehend, Reprise.]

1. The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity.

Debatable ground, on which incursions and reprisals continued to take place.

2. Anything taken from an enemy in retaliation.

3. The act of retorting on an enemy by inflicting suffering or death on a prisoner taken from him, in retaliation for an act of inhumanity. Vattel (Trans.)

4. Any act of retaliation. Waterland.

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