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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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

censorial

play \sen-ˈsȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of censor in a sentence

  1. Government censors deleted all references to the protest.



Origin and Etymology 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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of censor

censored

censoring

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 in a sentence

  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 for Students

  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 for Students

censored

censoring

  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

censorial

\sen-ˈsōr-ē-əl, -ˈsȯr-\play adjective



Law Dictionary

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censor

transitive verb cen·sor

Legal Definition of censor

  1. :  to examine (as a publication or film) in order to suppress or delete any contents considered objectionable




2

censor

noun cen·sor

Legal Definition of censor

  1. :  one that censors





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