Cen"sure (?), n. [L. censura
fr. censere: cf. F. censure. Cf. Censor.]
1. Judgment either favorable or unfavorable;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy
2. The act of blaming or finding fault
with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
Both the censure and the praise were
3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or
reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
Excommunication or other censure of the
Syn. -- Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation;
disapproval; disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion;
reprimand; reflection; dispraise; abuse.
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. &
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.
3. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial
or ecclesiastical sentence. Shak.
Syn. -- To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend;
Cen"sure, v. i. To
judge. [Obs.] Shak.