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.
1974 Daily Dispatch 3 Aug. 1The church wrote..telling him that he had been censured and that unless he showed regret for calling the dominee a liar he would remain censured for a period of six months.
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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