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censor

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noun cen·sor \ˈsen(t)-sər\

Simple Definition of censor

  • : a person who examines books, movies, letters, etc., and removes things that are considered to be offensive, immoral, harmful to society, etc.

Full Definition of censor

  1. 1 :  a person who supervises conduct and morals: as a :  an official who examines materials (as publications or films) for objectionable matter b :  an official (as in time of war) who reads communications (as letters) and deletes material considered sensitive or harmful

  2. 2 :  one of two magistrates of early Rome acting as census takers, assessors, and inspectors of morals and conduct

  3. 3 :  a hypothetical psychic agency that represses unacceptable notions before they reach consciousness

cen·so·ri·al play \sen-ˈsȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of censor

  1. Government censors deleted all references to the protest.



Origin of censor

Latin, Roman magistrate, from censēre to give as one's opinion, assess; perhaps akin to Sanskrit śaṁsati he praises


First Known Use: 1526


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censor

verb cen·sor

Simple Definition of censor

  • : to examine books, movies, letters, etc., in order to remove things that are considered to be offensive, immoral, harmful to society, etc.

Full Definition of censor

cen·soredcen·sor·ing play \ˈsen(t)-sə-riŋ, ˈsen(t)s-riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable <censor the news>; also :  to suppress or delete as objectionable <censor out indecent passages>

Examples of censor

  1. The station censored her speech before broadcasting it.

  2. His report was heavily censored.



1882

First Known Use of censor

1882

Rhymes with censor


CENSOR Defined for Kids

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censor

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noun cen·sor \ˈsen-sər\

Definition of censor

  1. :  an official who checks writings or movies to take out things considered offensive or immoral




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censor

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verb cen·sor

Definition of censor

cen·soredcen·sor·ing

  1. :  to examine (as a book) to take out things considered offensive or immoral




Medical Dictionary

censor

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noun cen·sor \ˈsen(t)-sər\

Medical Definition of censor

  1. :  a hypothetical psychic agency that represses unacceptable notions before they reach consciousness

  2. cen·so·ri·al \sen-ˈsōr-ē-əl, -ˈsȯr-\play adjective





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