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Meaning of CENSOR

Pronunciation:  'sensur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
  2. [v]  subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
  3. [v]  forbid the public distribution of; as of movies or newspapers

CENSOR is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: ban
 See Also: appraise, assess, criminalise, criminalize, evaluate, functionary, illegalise, illegalize, measure, official, outlaw, valuate, value



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cen"sor\, n. [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]
1. (Antiq.) One of two magistrates of Rome who took a
   register of the number and property of citizens, and who
   also exercised the office of inspector of morals and

2. One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they
   are committed to the press, and to forbid their
   publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an
   official in some European countries.

3. One given to fault-finding; a censurer.

         Nor can the most circumspect attention, or steady
         rectitude, escape blame from censors who have no
         inclination to approve.               --Rambler.

4. A critic; a reviewer.

         Received with caution by the censors of the press.
                                               --W. Irving.

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