- The definition of a censure is a strong judgment of disapproval.
An example of censure is a newspaper article condemning a new educational practice.
- Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
- An example of censure is for a writer to create a piece that tears apart a new social policy.
- An example of censure is for a state legislature to criticize of its members for misuse of campaign funds.
- a condemning as wrong; strong disapproval
- a judgment or resolution condemning a person for misconduct; specif., an official expression of disapproval passed by a legislature
Origin of censureClassical Latin censura ; from censor, censor
- An expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism.
- An official rebuke, as by a legislature of one of its members.
transitive verbcen·sured, cen·sur·ing, cen·sures
Origin of censureMiddle English, from Latin cēnsūra, censorship, from cēnsor, Roman censor; see censor.
(third-person singular simple present censures, present participle censuring, simple past and past participle censured)
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