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rĕprĕhensĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a holding back, trop. *
I. A checking, check, in speaking: “(orationem) concinnam ... festivam, sine intermissione, sine reprehensione, sine varietate,Cic. de Or. 3, 25, 100.—
II. Blame, censure, reprimand, reproof, reprehension (freq. and class.).
B. Transf.
1. Like our blame for the thing blamed, a fault: “Hermagoras, in plurimis admirandus, tantum diligentiae nimium solicitae, ut ipsa ejus reprehensio laude aliquā non indigna sit,Quint. 3, 11, 22; cf.: usque ad emacitatis reprehensionem. Plin. Ep. 3, 7, 7.—
2. Rhet. t. t., a refutation, Cic. Inv. 1, 42, 78; id. Part. Or. 12, 44; id. de Or. 3, 54, 207; Quint. 9, 1, 34 (cf. reprehendo, II. B. 2.).
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