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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 agent in the unconscious that is responsible for censorship.
transitive verbcen·sored, cen·sor·ing, cen·sors
Origin of censorLatin c&emacron;nsor, Roman censor, from c&emacron;ns&emacron;re, 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.”).
censor - Legal Definition