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  • Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
  • The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
  • Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
  • To formally rebuke

    French
  • Censorship.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

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.

Cen"sure, v. i. To judge. [Obs.] Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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