Comstockery

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

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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