reproach has definitions from the field of law
1
[ noun ] a mild rebuke or criticism

Examples

"words of reproach"

Used in print

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Considerable technical skill was used and the administration of the elections was generally above reproach .

Related terms

rebuke blame self-reproach

2
[ verb ] (law) utter a reproach to

Synonyms

upbraid

Examples

"The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

Related terms

accuse rebuker

3
[ noun ] disgrace or shame

Examples

"he brought reproach upon his family"

Related terms

shame

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