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Definition of "censor" []

  • A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable. (noun)
  • An official, as in the armed forces, who examines personal mail and official dispatches to remove information considered secret or a risk to security. (noun)
  • One that condemns or censures. (noun)
  • One of two officials in ancient Rome responsible for taking the public census and supervising public behavior and morals. (noun)
  • Psychology The agent in the unconscious that is responsible for censorship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "censor" in a sentence
  • "America is supposed to be free. u guyz saying…’censor it!’ and ‘ remove it!’ r wrong whoever posted this had a right to and whoever did, i strongly reccomend that u do not censor this pic. its okay if some of u think racism and stereotypes is a big deal, but think about the more important issues!"
  • "The title censor was given to magistrates in ancient Rome who supervised public morals and drew up the register, or census, of citizens."
  • "It was remarked which these final scenes with Enobarbus raise Antony's impression in a minds, given his mostly cynical, witty, unsparing censor is so despairing during withdrawal his master."