ruthless suppression of plays, books, etc. alleged to be offensive or dangerous to public morals
Origin of Comstockeryafter A. Comstock (1844-1915), United States self-appointed censor: probably coined by George Bernard Shaw
Censorship, especially in the arts, on the basis of perceived immorality or obscenity.
Origin of ComstockeryAfter Anthony Comstock.
From Anthony Comstock (the Comstock laws which he propagated) + -ery, coined in an editorial in The New York Times in 1895 and famously adopted by George Bernard Shaw in 1905.