Cense (?), n. [OF. cense, F. cens, L. census. See Census.]

1.

A census; -- also, a public rate or tax.

[Obs.]

Howell. Bacon.

2.

Condition; rank.

[Obs.]

B. Jonson.

 

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Cense, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Censed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Censing.] [Abbrev. from incense.]

To perfume with odors from burning gums and spices.

The Salii sing and cense his altars round. Dryden.

 

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Cense, v. i.

To burn or scatter incense.

 

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