To censor is to suppress information because you do not like its content.(verb)
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.
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.(noun)
A person who watches movies and then decides if they are too inappropriate or obscene is an example of a censor.
See censor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < censere, to tax, value, judge < IE base *ens, speak solemnly, announce > Sans ṡáṁsa, praise, prayer of praise
See censor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin cēnsor, Roman censor
Origin: , from cēnsēre, to assess; see kens- in Indo-European roots.
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