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"
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
Origin: [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sen′sor, n. in ancient Rome, an officer who kept account of the property of the citizens, imposed taxes, and watched over their morals: an officer who examines books or newspapers before they are printed: one who censures or blames.—adjs. Censō′rial, belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals; Censō′rious, expressing censure: fault-finding—also Censō′rian.—adv. Censō′riously.—ns. Censō′riousness; Cen′sorship, office of censor: time during which he holds office.—Censorship of the press, a regulation of certain governments, by which books and newspapers must be examined by officers, whose approval is necessary to their publication. [L.,—censēre, to weigh, to estimate.]
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The numerical value of censor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of censor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Chinese censor will be Sony's biggest challenge.
A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
Censor a self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.
If we ban certain religions, if we censor the Internet ... the terrorists will have won.
I don’t censor myself for most people, so I definitely wasn’t going to do it for him.
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- цензор, цензурирамBulgarian
- censor, cenzurovat, cenzorCzech
- censor, censora, censurarSpanish
- ydinminä, sensori, arvostelija, moraalinvartija, sensuroidaFinnish
- censurer, caviarder, censeurFrench
- caisgireScottish Gaelic
- צינזר, צנזורHebrew
- cenzor, cenzúrázHungarian
- censor, censurerenDutch
- cenzor, cenzuraRomanian
- подвергать цензуре, цензор, просматривать, цензураRussian
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