precensor

verb

pre·​cen·​sor (ˌ)prē-ˈsen(t)-sər How to pronounce precensor (audio)
precensored; precensoring; precensors

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precensor was in 1942

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“Precensor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precensor. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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