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censorship

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noun cen·sor·ship \ˈsen(t)-sər-ˌship\

Simple Definition of censorship

  • : the system or practice of censoring books, movies, letters, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of censorship

  1. 1 a :  the institution, system, or practice of censoring b :  the actions or practices of censors; especially :  censorial control exercised repressively

  2. 2 :  the office, power, or term of a Roman censor

  3. 3 :  exclusion from consciousness by the psychic censor

Circa 1591

First Known Use of censorship

circa 1591


CENSORSHIP Defined for Kids

censorship

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noun cen·sor·ship \ˈsen-sər-ˌship\

Definition of censorship for Students

  1. :  the system or practice of examining writings or movies and taking out things considered offensive or immoral




Medical Dictionary

censorship

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noun cen·sor·ship \ˈsen(t)-sər-ˌship\

Medical Definition of censorship

  1. :  exclusion from consciousness by the psychic censor




Law Dictionary

censorship

noun cen·sor·ship

Legal Definition of censorship

  1. :  the institution, system, or practice of censoring — compare freedom of speech, prior restraint





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