Definitions for censorˈsɛn sər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an official who examines literature, television programs, etc., for the purpose of suppressing or deleting parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds.
an adverse critic; faultfinder.
(in the ancient Roman republic) either of two officials who kept the register or census of the citizens, awarded public contracts, and supervised manners and morals.
Category: Ancient History
(v.t.)to examine and act upon as a censor.
Origin of censor:
1525–35; < L cēnsor, der. of cēns(ēre) to give as one's opinion, recommend, assess
cen•so′ri•al-ˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-(adj.)
someone who censures or condemns
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
forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
subject to political, religious, or moral censorship
"This magazine is censored by the government"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to officially prohibit publishing or broadcasting of particular types of information
an organization that censors offensive language
sb whose job is to censor information
groups fighting against government censorship; the censorship of important documents
A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality
The Ancient censors were part of the cursus honorum, a series of public offices held during a political career, like consuls and praetors.
An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content
The headmaster is an even stricter censor for his boarding pupils' correspondence than the enemy censors had been for his own when the country was occupied.
One who censures or condemns
A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious
(acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios
To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers
The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.
To remove objectionable content
Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance
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 conduct
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
one given to fault-finding; a censurer
a critic; a reviewer
Translations for censor
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an official who examines films etc and has the power to remove any of the contents which might offend people
Part of his film has been banned by the censor.
- رَقيبُ الأفْلامArabic
- тел. цензорBulgarian
- censorPortuguese (BR)
- der ZensorGerman
- سانسور کنندهFarsi
- अधिकारी जो फिल्म इत्यादि का निरीक्षण करता है और उसके पास उसका कोई अंश हटाने का अधिकार हैHindi
- (영화) 검열관Korean
- سانسور کنندهPersian
- سانسور كونكۍ (هغه ما مور چه چاپ شوې اّثار، فلمونه ډرامې تلګرامو نه، مكتوبونه ګورى او دضبطولو صلاحيت يې لرېPashto
- cenzor, -kaSlovak
- censor, censurSwedish
- sansür memuruTurkish
- (電影等)審查官Chinese (Trad.)
- مخرب الاخلاق چیزیں ہٹنے کے لئے فلموں کا معائنہ کرنے والا اہل کارUrdu
- nhân viên kiểm duyệtVietnamese
- （电影等）审查官Chinese (Simp.)
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