objurgate

[ ob-jer-geyt, uh b-jur-geyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF objurgate
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If you step on one after nightfall, it will be useless to objurgate.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin obiurgatus, past participle of obiurgare "to chide, rebuke," from ob- (see ob-) + iurgare "to quarrel, scold," from phrase iure agere "to deal in a lawsuit," from ablative of ius "right; law; suit" (see just (adj.)) + agere "to do, act, set in motion" (see act (n.)). Related: Objurgatory.

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