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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cen·sure /ˈsɛn(t)ʃɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cen·sure n.
 1. Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion. [Obs.]
    Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.   --Shak.
 2. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
    Both the censure and the praise were merited.   --Macaulay.
 3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
    Excommunication or other censure of the church.   --Bp. Burnet.
 Syn: -- Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation; disapproval; disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion; reprimand; reflection; dispraise; abuse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cen·sure, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Censured p. pr. & vb. n. Censuring.]
 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.”
 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.   --Shak.
 3. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
 Syn: -- To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend; reprimand.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cen·sure, v. i. To judge. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: harsh criticism or disapproval [syn: animadversion]
      2: the state of being excommunicated [syn: excommunication, exclusion]
      v : rebuke formally [syn: reprimand, criminate]