Comstockery

noun
Com·​stock·​ery | \ ˈkäm-ˌstä-kə-rē How to pronounce Comstockery (audio) also ˈkəm- \

Definition of Comstockery

1 : strict censorship of materials considered obscene
2 : censorious opposition to alleged immorality (as in literature)

First Known Use of Comstockery

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Comstockery

Anthony Comstock + English -ery

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27 Apr 2020

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“Comstockery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Comstockery. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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