ETYM Latin objurgatio: cf.French objurgation.
The act of objurgating; reproof, a harsh rebuke.
1. Standing or position on a scale.
2. (chiefly British) A naval enlisted man
3. Relative estimate or evaluation; standing; an estimate of an individual's or business's credit and responsibility; an estimate of the percentage of the public listening to or viewing a particular radio or television program
4. A stated operating limit of a machine expressible in power units (as kilowatts of a direct-current generator) or in characteristics (as voltage)