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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cense  \Cense\,  n.  [OF.  cense,  F.  cens,  L.  census.  See  {Census}.] 
  1.  A  census;  --  also  a  public  rate  or  tax.  [Obs.]  --Howell. 
  Bacon. 
 
  2.  Condition;  rank.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cense  \Cense\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Censed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Censing}.]  [Abbrev.  from  incense.] 
  To  perfume  with  odors  from  burning  gums  and  spices. 
 
  The  Salii  sing  and  cense  his  altars  round.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cense  \Cense\,  v.  i. 
  To  burn  or  scatter  incense. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cense 
  v  :  perfume  esp.  with  a  censer  [syn:  {incense},  {thurify}] 




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