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censure someone (for something)

to criticize someone formally for having done something. Please don't censure us for doing our duty. The legislature proposed to censure one of its members.
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It is evident from these considerations, that the plurality of the Executive tends to deprive the people of the two greatest securities they can have for the faithful exercise of any delegated power, first, the restraints of public opinion, which lose their efficacy, as well on account of the division of the censure attendant on bad measures among a number, as on account of the uncertainty on whom it ought to fall; and, second, the opportunity of discovering with facility and clearness the misconduct of the persons they trust, in order either to their removal from office or to their actual punishment in cases which admit of it.
The State Republican Executive Committee voted to censure Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, on Saturday, dinging the outgoing state leader for standing in the way of the party leadership group's priorities.
Similarly Ghulam Murtaza (charged of remaining absent during duty hours wilfully) and Yasir Arfat (charged of not taking interest in daily duties) were censured by converting their punishments from forfeiture of approved services to censure.
Among recent enforcement actions by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority were the censure and fine of two firms for failing to appropriately discount sales charges of unit investment trusts.
The Health and Safety Executive said it will issue a socalled Crown Censure following the tragedy on one of the hottest days of 2013.
The Health and Safety Executive said it will issue a so-called Crown Censure following the tragedy on one of the hottest days of 2013.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A leading American academic group has voted to censure the University of Illinois' flagship campus over its decision not to hire a professor following his anti-Israel Twitter messages, a report said.
Nevertheless, opposition groups (mainly Apristas and Fujimoristas) presented a motion to censure her "for not having investigated, denounced, and/or sanctioned, to the level that corresponded to her, those who had committed illegal acts inside the DINI.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputies have submitted censure motions against Education Minister Nabi Avcy; Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Mehdi Eker; and Family and Social Policy Minister AyE-enur yslam, claiming that these ministers failed to fulfill their responsibilities during their terms in office.
A motion of censure could be launched by a tenth of MEPs (77.
The march highlights the equality between Genders, and the negative consequences of censure the woman, and focuses on the fact that:" The censure of women is the censure of human rights.
Signes par 77 constituants, une motion de censure contre Sihem Badi avait ete deposee, mercredi 3 avril, aupres du bureau de l'ANC.
29 -- The House of Representatives on Thursday voted in support of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and three other ministers who were targeted during the censure debate.
Japan's ruling party on Tuesday pushed through the lower house key bills regarding bond issuance for this fiscal year and electoral system reform, a hard-line move that prompted the opposition camp to submit a censure motion against Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.