- The definition of a censor is a person who reads or looks at books, movies or other sources of information and then prevents the release of information that is considered inappropriate.
A person who watches movies and then decides if they are too inappropriate or obscene is an example of a censor.
- To censor is to suppress information because you do not like its content.
When you prevent a book from being read in schools because you do not like its content, this is an example of a time when you censor the book.
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censor definition by Webster's New World
- one of two magistrates in ancient Rome appointed to take the census and, later, to supervise public morals
- an official with the power to examine publications, movies, television programs, etc. and to remove or prohibit anything considered obscene, libelous, politically objectionable, etc.
- an official in time of war who reads publications, mail, etc. to remove information that might be useful to the enemy
- in earlier psychoanalytic theory, and still popularly, a part of the unconscious that serves as the agent of censorship
Origin: Classical Latin ; from censere, to tax, value, judge ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ens, speak solemnly, announce from source Sanskrit ṡáṁsa, praise, prayer of praise
- censorial adjective
censor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable.
- An official, as in the armed forces, who examines personal mail and official dispatches to remove information considered secret or a risk to security.
- One that condemns or censures.
- One of two officials in ancient Rome responsible for taking the public census and supervising public behavior and morals.
- Psychology The agent in the unconscious that is responsible for censorship.
Origin: Latin cēnsor, Roman censor, from cēnsēre, to assess; see kens- in Indo-European roots.
- cenˈsor·a·ble adjective
- cen·soˈri·al adjective
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