cen·sure /'sen-chər/ n: an expression of official disapproval
a House resolution approving a censure of the representative
censure vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb administer a rebuke, admonish, animadvert upon, assail, attack, berate, blame, bring into discredit, cast a reproach, cast a slur upon, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, castigate, chastise, chide, condemn, declaim against, decry, denigrate, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, depreciate, descant, disapprove, disparage, dispraise, exclaim against, excoriate, execrate, expostulate, expurgate, find fault with, fronder, fulminate against, hold up to execration, hold up to reprobation, impugn, inveigh against, not speak well of, objurgate, raise a hue and cry against, rebuff, rebuke, recriminate, remonstrate, reprehend, reprehendere, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, reprove, speak ill of, upbraid, view with disfavor, vilipend, vituperare associated concepts: censure for improper conduct, censure for prejudicial conduct, letter of admonition, reprimand II index admonish (warn), admonition, aspersion, bad repute, blame (culpability), blame, charge (accusation), charge (accuse), cite (accuse), complain (charge), complain (criticize), condemnation (blame), contemn, convict, conviction (finding of guilt), correction (punishment), criticism, criticize (find fault with), decry, defame, denounce (condemn), denunciation, depreciate, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, disapprove (condemn), discommend, discredit, disparage, fault, impeach, impeachment, impugnation, incrimination, judgment (formal court decree), lessen, libel, notoriety, obloquy, odium, onus (stigma), ostracism, outcry, phillipic, proscribe (denounce), proscription, punishment, rebuff, rebuke, remonstrance, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reproach (noun), reproach (verb), restraint, revilement, scandal, sentence, slander, spurn, stricture

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A formal reprimand or expression of disapproval.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. An official condemnation, reprimand, or expression of adverse criticism, usually by a legislative or other formal body, of the conduct of one of its members or of someone whose behavior it monitors.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A formal, public reprimand for an infraction or violation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A formal, public reprimand for an infraction or violation.
II An official reprimand or condemnation of an attorney. (See disbarment or suspension.)

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