- 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
transitive verb-·sured, -·sur·ing
- 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)
1350–1400 Middle English, from Old French, from Latin censūra (“censor's office or assessment”), from censere (“to tax, assess, value, judge, consider, etc.”).
censure - Legal Definition