(Cen"o*taph`y) n. A cenotaph. [R.]
Lord Cobham honored him with a cenotaphy.
(Ce`no*zo"ic) a. [Gr. recent + life.] (Geol.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological
time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also cænozoic,
cainozoic, kainozoic.] See Geology.
This word is used by many authors as synonymous with Tertiary, the Quaternary Age not being included.
(Cense) n. [OF. cense, F. cens, L. census. See Census.]
1. A census; also, a public rate or tax. [Obs.] Howell. Bacon.
2. Condition; rank. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Cense), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Censed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Censing.] [Abbrev. from incense.] To
perfume with odors from burning gums and spices.
The Salii sing and cense his altars round.
(Cense), v. i. To burn or scatter incense.
(Cen"ser) n. [For incenser, fr. OF. encensier, F. encensoir, fr. LL. incensarium, incensorium,
fr. L. incensum incense. See Incense, and cf. Incensory.] A vessel for perfumes; esp. one in which
incense is burned.
The ecclesiastical censer is usually cup-shaped, has a cover pierced with holes, and is hung by chains.
The censer bearer swings it to quicken the combustion.
Her thoughts are like the fume of frankincense
Which from a golden censer forth doth rise.
(Cen"sor) n. [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]
1. (Antiq.) One of two magistrates of Rome who took a register of the number and property of citizens,
and who also exercised the office of inspector of morals and conduct.
2. One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they are committed to the press, and to forbid
their publication if they contain anything obnoxious; an official in some European countries.
3. One given to fault-finding; a censurer.
Nor can the most circumspect attention, or steady rectitude, escape blame from censors who have no
inclination to approve.
4. A critic; a reviewer.
Received with caution by the censors of the press.
1. Belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals. Junius.
2. Full of censure; censorious.
The censorial declamation of Juvenal.