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- 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.
- 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, films, 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 of censorClassical Latin from censere, to tax, value, judge from Indo-European base an unverified form ?ens, speak solemnly, announce from source Sanskrit ?á?sa, praise, prayer of praise
- 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 component of the unconscious that is posited by psychoanalytic theory to be responsible for preventing certain thoughts or feelings from reaching the conscious mind.
transitive verbcen·sored, cen·sor·ing, cen·sors
Origin of censorLatin cēnsor Roman censor from cēnsēre to assess ; see kens- in Indo-European roots.
- (history) A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality
- The Ancient censors were part of the cursus honorum, a series of public offices held during a political career, like consuls and praetors.
- An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content
- The headmaster is an even stricter censor for his boarding pupils' correspondence than the enemy censors had been for his own when the country was occupied.
- One who censures or condemns
- (psychology) A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious
- (acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios
(third-person singular simple present censors, present participle censoring, simple past and past participle censored)
- To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers
- The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.
- To remove objectionable content
- Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance
From Latin cēnsor, from censere (“to tax, assess, value, judge, consider, etc.”).
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