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REPROBATION, eccl. law. The propounding exceptions either against facts, persons or things; as, to allege that certain deeds or instruments have not been duly and lawfully executed; or that certain persons are such that they are incompetent as witnesses; or that certain things ought not for legal reasons to be admitted.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Three basic forms of punishment are discussed: Balancing Target Retributivism, Reprobative Target Retributivism, and Appeasement Target Retributivism.
The movement from the board's and victim's reprobative to reintegrative speech acts depends upon a certain response from the offender, expressed during the board meeting or later through the performance of the agreement.
The court used similar reprobative language to proffer a