reprimand proceeds from a person invested with authority, and is a formal and offiscial act. A child is
reproved for his faults, and rebuked for his impudence. A military officer is reprimanded for neglect or
violation of duty.
(Re*prov"er) n. One who, or that which, reproves.
(Re*prov"ing*ly), adv. In a reproving manner.
(Re*prune") v. t. To prune again or anew.
Yet soon reprunes her wing to soar anew.Young.
(Rep"-sil`ver) n. [See Reap.] Money anciently paid by servile tenants to their lord, in lieu of
the customary service of reaping his corn or grain.
(Rep"tant) a. [L. reptans, -antis, p. pr. of reptare, v. intens. from repere to creep. See Reptile.]
1. (Bot.) Same as Repent.
2. (Zoöl.) Creeping; crawling; said of reptiles, worms, etc.
(||Rep*tan"ti*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of gastropods; the Pectinibranchiata.
(Rep*ta"tion) n. [L. reptatio, from reptare: cf. F. reptation.] (Zoöl.) The act of creeping.
(Rep"ta*to*ry) a. (Zoöl.) Creeping.
(Rep"tile) a. [F. reptile, L. reptilis, fr. repere, reptum, to creep; cf. Lith. reploti; perh. akin to
L. serpere. Cf. Serpent.]
1. Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs.
2. Hence: Groveling; low; vulgar; as, a reptile race or crew; reptile vices.
There is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution, but of fear.Burke.
And dislodge their reptile soulsColeridge.
From the bodies and forms of men.
1. (Zoöl.) An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes,, or by means of small, short legs, as
lizards, and the like.
An inadvertent step may crush the snailCowper.
That crawls at evening in the public path;
But he that has humanity,
Will tread aside, and let the reptile live.
2. (Zoöl.) One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia.
The amphibians were formerly classed with Reptilia, and are still popularly called reptiles, though much
more closely allied to the fishes.
3. A groveling or very mean person.