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Meaning of CENSURE

Pronunciation:  'senshur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  harsh criticism or disapproval
  2. [n]  the state of being excommunicated
  3. [v]  rebuke formally

CENSURE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: animadversion, criminate, exclusion, excommunication, reprimand
 See Also: animadvert, condemnation, criticise, criticize, disapprobation, interdict, pick apart, rejection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as
       wrong; reprehension; blame.
             Both the censure and the praise were merited.
    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.
  2. \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;
  3. \Cen"sure\, v. i.
    To judge. [Obs.] --Shak.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: An official reprimand or condemnation of an attorney. (See disbarment or suspension.)
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