an·​ti-cen·​sor·​ship ˌan-tē-ˈsen(t)-sər-ˌship How to pronounce anti-censorship (audio)
: opposing or prohibiting censorship : favoring or allowing freedom of expression
anti-censorship laws/protests

Examples of anti-censorship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kennedy’s anti-censorship message echoes his past criticism of social media giants and others who have called him out for spreading misinformation about the safety of vaccines. Steven Porter,, 16 June 2023 In April 2022, an anti-censorship group sued the county board, members of the county library board and the chief librarian, saying that the books’ removal had violated their First Amendment rights. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-censorship was in 1856

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“Anti-censorship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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