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censure, verb transitive

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Calque formed on Afrikaans sensureer to subject to church discipline.
In the Dutch Reformed churches: to place (a member) under discipline for misconduct. Often passive.
1937 C.R. Prance Tante Rebella’s Saga 60Both the brothers with half the jurymen were censured publicly in the kerk for speaking scandal about a Predikant.
1985 Sunday Times 3 Feb. 17Although the church doesn’t censure ordinary church members for extra-marital affairs or divorce, it is unacceptable in the case of a dominee...‘I have been censured and since my resignation, not been allowed to administer a congregation.’
In the Dutch Reformed churches: to place (a member) under discipline for misconduct. Often passive.

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