noun cen·si·taire \säⁿsēteer\

Definition of censitaire



  1. 1a :  one who paid a quitrent to his feudal lord b :  one who paid the dues required to qualify as an elector in certain jurisdictions

  2. 2 Canada :  one who renders cens

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Origin and Etymology of censitaire

French, irregular from cens — more at cens

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to criticize severely

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