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


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


Howell. Bacon.


Condition; rank.


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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