Definition of censure
Originated 1350-1400 from Middle English censure, from Latin cÚnsūra (censor's office or assessment), equivalent to cÚnsus (censor) + -ure.
censure (plural censures)
- the act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension
- an official reprimand
- the state of excommunication
to censure (third-person singular simple present censures, present participle censuring, simple past and past participle censured)
- to criticize harshly
- to formally rebuke
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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