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- adj. Alternative form of censorial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Censorial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a censor; censorial.
- n. A censor; a critic.
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Crassus himself informs us, that, for two years together, a new race of men, called Rhetoricians, or masters of eloquence, kept open schools at Rome, till he thought fit to exercise his censorian authority, and by an edict to banish the whole tribe from the city of
The title of censor was esteemed more honorable than that of consul, although attended by less power: no one could be elected a second time, and they who filled it were remarkable for leading an irreproachable life; so that it was considered the chief ornament of nobility to be sprung from a censorian family.
The censorian judgments, although arbitrary and as a rule spontaneous, were sometimes elicited by prosecution: and an accuser was found to bring the conduct of Gracchus formally before the notice of the magistrates.
There is no question, however, that both the sumptuary laws and the censorian ordinances of the period did attempt to attain an economic as well as a social end; and, however mistaken their methods may have been, they showed some appreciation of the industrial evils of the time.
The author does not sufficiently distinguish between the censorian initiative and the operation of the law.
Claudius Pulcher, a man of consular and censorian rank and now Princeps of the senate,  a clever representative of that brilliant and eccentric house, that had always kept liberalism alive in Rome.
And similarly among the Romans, the Rutilii, and Galbæ, and Scauri, men of eminent reputation for purity of life and manners, and for frugality; and in the succeeding generations, many men of censorian and consular rank, and even many who had celebrated triumphs, such as the