censorship

noun cen·sor·ship \ ˈsen(t)-sər-ˌship \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018
1 a : 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

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Origin and Etymology of censorship


CENSORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

censorship

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


CENSORSHIP Defined for Kids

censorship

noun cen·sor·ship \ ˈsen-sər-ˌship \
: the system or practice of examining writings or movies and taking out things considered offensive or immoral

Medical Dictionary

censorship

noun cen·sor·ship \ ˈsen(t)-sər-ˌship \
: exclusion from consciousness by the psychic censor

Law Dictionary

censorship

noun cen·sor·ship
: the institution, system, or practice of censoring — compare freedom of speech, prior restraint


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