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To remove objectionable content.
To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers.
Latin cēnsor Roman censor from cēnsēre to assess kens- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin cēnsor, from censere (“to tax, assess, value, judge, consider, etc.”).
His job was to censor matter voluntarily submitted by the Press.
After occupying the positions of procurator of the Jesuits at Rome and censor (calificador) of the Inquisition at Madrid, Acuna returned to South America, where he died, probably soon after 1675.
In 3 12 B.C. he was elected censor without having passed through the office of consul.
The British censor removed all the scenes depicting Devil worship.
Many authors deliberately avoid certain types of references to allow their material to get passed the official censor.
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