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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.
Quand Valery note que deux perils menacent le monde, 1'ordre et le desordre, il pointe par le fait meme les deux censures.
Quand Valery note que deux perils menacent le monde, l'ordre et le desordre, il pointe par le fait meme les deux censures.
FINRA Censures, Fines Centaurus Financial on UIT Sales Charges
Global Banking News-July 22, 2014--Australian securities regulator censures Royal Bank of Scotland
CENSURES A DEVASTATING BLOW TO KAN CABINET (The Daily Yomiuri as translated from The Yomiuri Shimbun's editorial published Nov.
Le volet litteraire porte essentiellement sur les oeuvres quebecoises tandis que le volet cinematographique accorde une large place aux films etrangers censures.
De la a imaginer une theorie du complot, il n'y a qu'un pas, mais l'historien ne verse pas dans cet extreme, et montre les deux faces de la medaille en laissant la parole tant aux censures qu'aux censeurs.
25) For, as the Supreme Court has recognized on numerous occasions, the rule against bills of attainder prohibits all forms of legislative punishment, even that which merely condemns and censures but does not inflict a more tangible form of punishment.
That is the course of repudiating Clinton for his lies, his weaknesses, his misconduct through a resolution that severely censures him but recognizes the scale of his crimes and his public support to remain in office.
The order censures Turner and requires him to comply with all state medical laws.
Among recent enforcement actions by the Financial Regulatory Authority, Barclays Capital was censured and fined $800,000 for reporting failures; Capital One Sharebuilder was censures and fined $100,000, also for reporting failures; and First Southwest Co.
Le territoire de la liberte et les necessites de l'ordre etant des notions relatives, le chercheur utilise une diversite de sources temoignant du point de vue des censures, qui reagissent a l'oppression dans des lettres ou des periodiques, et des censeurs, qui exposent aux auteurs les normes a respecter, notamment dans la Semaine religieuse de Quebec.
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.
Dictionnaire de la censure au Quebec -- Litterature et cinema, Montreal, Fides, 2006, 717 p.