Cen"sure (?), n. [L. censura fr. censere: cf. F. censure. Cf. Censor.]

1.

Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.

[Obs.]

Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Shak.

2.

The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.

Both the censure and the praise were merited. Macaulay.

3.

Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.

Excommunication or other censure of the church. Bp. Burnet.

Syn. -- Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation; disapproval; disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion; reprimand; reflection; dispraise; abuse.

 

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Cen"sure, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Censured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Censuring.] [Cf. F. ensurer.]

1.

To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.

[Obs.] "Should I say more, you might well censure me a flatterer."

Beau. & Fl.

2.

To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.

I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty. Shak.

3.

To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.

Shak.

Syn. -- To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend; reprimand.

 

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Cen"sure, v. i.

To judge.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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