Cri*tique" (krĭ*tēk"), n. [F. critique, f., fr. Gr. kritikh` (sc. te`chnh) the critical art, from kritiko`s. See Critic.]

1. The art of criticism. [Written also critic.] [R.]

2. A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and thorough analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason."

I should as soon expect to see a critique on the poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal.

3. A critic; one who criticises. [Obs.]

A question among critiques in the ages to come.
Bp. Lincoln.

Cri*tique", v. t. [Cf. Critic, v.] To criticise or pass judgment upon. [Obs.] Pope.