Definition of censorship
1a : the institution, system, or practice of censoring <They oppose government censorship.>b : the actions or practices of censors; especially : censorial control exercised repressively <censorship that has … permitted a very limited dispersion of facts — Philip Wylie>
2 : the office, power, or term of a Roman censor
3 : exclusion from consciousness by the psychic censor
Origin and Etymology of censorship
First Known Use: circa 1591
CENSORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of censorship for English Language Learners
: the system or practice of censoring books, movies, letters, etc.
CENSORSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of censorship for Students
: the system or practice of examining writings or movies and taking out things considered offensive or immoral
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