precensor

verb
pre·cen·sor | \(ˌ)prē-ˈsen(t)-sər \
precensored; precensoring; precensors

Definition of precensor 

transitive verb

: to censor (a publication or film) before its release to the public

First Known Use of precensor

1942, in the meaning defined above

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