[uncountable] (formal) strong criticism a vote of censure on the government’s foreign policy Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘judicial sentence’): from Old French censurer (verb), censure (noun), from Latin censura
‘judgement, assessment’, from censere ‘assess’.Extra examples He could face censure from his colleagues. It was unavoidable that some artists would face official censure. Right-wing parties tabled a motion of censure against the government. Her dishonest behaviour came under severe censure. The opposition forced a vote of censure on the government’s foreign policy.