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From Latin exprobration: compare French exprobration.


exprobration (plural exprobrations)

  1. (obsolete) Reproachful accusation; upbraiding.
    • 1653, Jeremy Taylor, “Twenty-five Sermons Preached at Golden Grove; Being for the Winter Half-year, []: Sermon II. [Doomsday Book; or, Christ’s Advent to Judgment.] Part II.”, in Reginald Heber, editor, The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D. [], volume V, London: Ogle, Duncan, and Co. []; and Richard Priestley, [], published 1822, →OCLC, page 27:
      For it will, it must needs be a fearful exprobration of our unworthiness, when the Judge himself shall bear witness against us, that the wisdom of God himself was strangely employed in bringing us safely to felicity.

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