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CENSURE, THEOLOGICAL

Doctrinal judgments of the church by which she stigmatizes certain teachings detrimental to faith or morals. The most severe censure is to have a proposition condemned as "heretical." Other censures include, "suspect of heresy, erroneous, scandalous, seditious, harmful to Christian morals, blasphemous."

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