censure censure  /ˈsɛn ʃər/


  1. (n) harsh criticism or disapproval
  2. (n) the state of being excommunicated
  3. (v) rebuke formally


  • The Commanding Officer censured his officer saying that his act was unbecoming of an officer of the Army.


  1. Move to censure DeWitt County state’s attorney, assistant fails

    CLINTON — A DeWitt County Board resolution to censure State’s Attorney Karle Koritz and assistant Lars Dunn died Thursday due to a lack of a second in a board meeting packed with onlookers at the county building in Clinton.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

  2. Waxhaw mayor faces talk of censure, August court date on DWI charge

    Waxhaw town commissioners may censure Mayor Daune Gardner following her arrest this month on a driving while impaired charge, where Union County court records show her blood-alcohol content level was 0.18., more than twice the legal limit.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer

  3. AAUP removes St. Bonaventure from censure list

    AAUP removes St. Bonaventure from censure list OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — An academic organization has removed St. Bonaventure University from its censure list after 17 years. The American Association of University Professors had put the university in New York's Southern Tier on the list following the termination of 18 tenured professors for financial reasons beginning in 1993. In a statement Tuesday ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle


  1. "We have a lot of work to do," Reid said. "The president already has the mark of the American people _ he's the worst president we ever had. I don't think we need a censure resolution in the Senate to prove that."
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: Washington Post

  2. "This is obviously a difficult decision to make but the question is whether his conduct has brought, or is likely to bring himself, the sport of swimming, the team and the AOC into disrepute and censure," Coates said Friday. "It's clear that...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: John Coates Source: USA Today

  3. A measure offered by House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Rangel "has dishonored himself and brought discredit to the House and merits the censure of the House for same."
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: John Boehner Source: FOXNews

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