census

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cēnsus, from cēnseō. See censor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛnsəs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

census (countable and uncountable, plural censuses or census)

  1. An official count or enumeration of members of a population (not necessarily human), usually residents or citizens in a particular region, often done at regular intervals.
  2. Count, tally.

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Verb[edit]

census (third-person singular simple present censuses, present participle censusing, simple past and past participle censused)

  1. To collect a census.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin census.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.zʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cen‧sus

Noun[edit]

census m (plural censussen)

  1. A census.
    Synonym: volkstelling
  2. (historical) A tax that one has to pay to receive the right to vote in jurisdictions with census suffrage.
    Synonym: cijns

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: sensus
  • Indonesian: sensus

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cēnseō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cēnsus m (genitive cēnsūs); fourth declension

  1. census, a registering of the populace and their property
  2. A register resulting from a census.
  3. (poetic) Rich gifts, presents, wealth

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cēnsus cēnsūs
Genitive cēnsūs cēnsuum
Dative cēnsuī cēnsibus
Accusative cēnsum cēnsūs
Ablative cēnsū cēnsibus
Vocative cēnsus cēnsūs

Descendants[edit]

All are borrowed.

Adjective[edit]

cēnsus (feminine cēnsa, neuter cēnsum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. registered
  2. assessed

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cēnsus cēnsa cēnsum cēnsī cēnsae cēnsa
Genitive cēnsī cēnsae cēnsī cēnsōrum cēnsārum cēnsōrum
Dative cēnsō cēnsō cēnsīs
Accusative cēnsum cēnsam cēnsum cēnsōs cēnsās cēnsa
Ablative cēnsō cēnsā cēnsō cēnsīs
Vocative cēnse cēnsa cēnsum cēnsī cēnsae cēnsa

References[edit]

  • census in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • census in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • census in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • census in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to hold the census: censum habere, agere (Liv. 3. 22)
    • to strike off the burgess-roll: censu prohibere, excludere
  • census in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • census in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin