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1censor

noun cen·sor \ˈsen(t)-sər\

: 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
:  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
:  one of two magistrates of early Rome acting as census takers, assessors, and inspectors of morals and conduct
3
:  a hypothetical psychic agency that represses unacceptable notions before they reach consciousness
cen·so·ri·al \sen-ˈsr-ē-əl\ adjective
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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

Other Occult Terms

augury, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

2censor

verb

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

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

Full Definition of CENSOR

transitive verb
:  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.

First Known Use of CENSOR

1882

Rhymes with CENSOR

CENSOR[1] Defined for Kids

1censor

noun cen·sor \ˈsen-sər\

Definition of CENSOR for Kids

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

2censor

verb
cen·soredcen·sor·ing

Definition of CENSOR for Kids

:  to examine (as a book) to take out things considered offensive or immoral
Medical Dictionary

censor

noun cen·sor \ˈsen(t)-sər\

Medical Definition of CENSOR

:  a hypothetical psychic agency that represses unacceptable notions before they reach consciousness
cen·so·ri·al \sen-ˈsōr-ē-əl, -ˈsr-\ adjective

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