The definition of censorship is the practice of limiting access to information, ideas or books in order to prevent knowledge or freedom of thought.
Banning controversial books is an example of censorship.
- the act, system, or practice of censoring
- the office or term of a Roman censor
- Psychoanalysis the agency by which unpleasant ideas, memories, etc. are kept from entering consciousness, except symbolically as in dreams
- The act, process, or practice of censoring.
- The office or authority of a Roman censor.
- Psychology Prevention of disturbing or painful thoughts or feelings from reaching consciousness except in a disguised form.
(countable and uncountable, plural censorships)
From censor + -ship.