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(Cen"sur*a*ble) a. Deserving of censure; blamable; culpable; reprehensible; as, a censurable
person, or censurable conduct.
Cen"sur*a*bleness, n. Cen"sur*a*bly, adv.
(Cen"sure) n. [L. censura fr. censere: cf. F. censure. Cf. Censor.]
1. Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion. [Obs.]
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
2. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
Both the censure and the praise were merited.
3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
Excommunication or other censure of the church.
Syn. Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation; disapproval; disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion; reprimand; reflection; dispraise; abuse.
(Cen"sure), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Censured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Censuring.] [Cf. F. ensurer.]
1. To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge. [Obs.] "Should I say more, you
might well censure me a flatterer." Beau. & Fl.
2. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty.
3. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence. Shak.
Syn. To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend; reprimand.
(Cen"sure), v. i. To judge. [Obs.] Shak.
(Cen"sur*er) n. One who censures. Sha.
(Cen"sus) n. [L. census, fr. censere. See Censor.]
1. (Bot. Antiq.) A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing
taxes, etc.; usually made once in five years.
2. An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics
of a country.
A general census of the United States was first taken in 1790, and one has been taken at the end of
every ten years since.
(Cent) n. [F. cent hundred, L. centum. See Hundred.]
1. A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred.
2. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and