n. [F. critique, f., fr. Gr.
kritikh` (sc. te`chnh) the critical art,
from kritiko`s. See Critic.]
1. The art of criticism. [Written
also critic.] [R.]
2. A critical examination or estimate of
a work of literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a
careful and thorough analysis of any subject; a criticism; as,
Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason."
I should as soon expect to see a critique
on the poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal.
3. A critic; one who criticises.
A question among critiques in the ages to
Cri*tique", v. t. [Cf.
Critic, v.] To criticise or pass
judgment upon. [Obs.] Pope.