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censure

Definition of censure

Etymology

    Originated 1350-1400 from Middle English censure, from Latin cÚnsūra (censor's office or assessment), equivalent to cÚnsus (censor) + -ure.

Noun

censure (plural censures)

  1. the act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension
  2. an official reprimand
  3. the state of excommunication

Verb

to censure (third-person singular simple present censures, present participle censuring, simple past and past participle censured)

  1. to criticize harshly
  2. to formally rebuke

Further reading

Censure (pronounced /ˈsɛnʃər/) is a process by which a formal reprimand is issued to an individual by an authoritative body. In a deliberative assembly, a motion to censure is used.

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  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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