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cēnsĭo , ōnis, f. 1. censeo (only anteand post-class.).
I. An estimating, taxing, esp. censor's estimating, rating, appraising: “capitis,Gell. 16, 10, 13: “Servi Tulli,id. 10, 28, 2; cf. Varr. L. L. 5, § 81; Paul. ex Fest. p. 65, 9 Müll.—
B. The punishment, chastisement (of the censor); cf.: censionem facere dicebatur censor, quom multam equiti irrogabat, Paul. ex Fest. p. 54, 5 Müll.—Hence, in the lang. of comedy: “censio bubula,a scourging, Plaut. Aul. 4, 1, 15.—
II. A severe opinion, judgment: “de nostris epistulis,Symm. Ep. 1, 3; Ambros. Abrah. 2, 1, 1.—
B. The expression of opinion: adsum equidem, ne censionem semper facias, that you be not forever saying censeo, Plaut. Rud. 4, 8, 9.
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