Definitions for censor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word censor.
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: censor, Lat.
Ill-natur’d censors of the present age,
And fond of all the follies of the past. Wentworth Dillon.
The most severe censor cannot but be pleased with the prodigality of his wit, though, at the same time, he could have wished, that the master of it had been a better manager. Dryd.
A censor is an individual or authority that reviews or controls materials like books, films, news, etc., with the power to remove or suppress content deemed offensive, harmful, or politically unacceptable. It can also refer to the act of suppressing such content.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Censor is ranked #132206 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Censor surname appeared 128 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Censor.
90.6% or 116 total occurrences were White.
7% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of censor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of censor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The Chinese censor will be Sony's biggest challenge.
Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered. For the American citadel is a man. Not man in general. Not man in the abstract. Not the majority of men. But man. That man. His worth. His uniqueness.
Censor a self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.
Given the big youth bulge, moves to restrict, censor or overtly monitor social media users in Cambodia are likely to be received by the public as a step backwards, that understanding (is) reflected in the government's announcement that the cyber-crimes law has been shelved.
Whether a student is being patriotic or engaging in religious speech, there is no law in this country forbidding a student from telling his or her classmates, ‘God bless America’ and it is illegal for a school to censor a student for doing so.
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- цензурирам, цензорBulgarian
- cenzor, censor, cenzurovatCzech
- censor, censora, censurarSpanish
- arvostelija, sensuroida, moraalinvartija, sensori, ydinminäFinnish
- censeur, censurer, caviarderFrench
- caisgireScottish Gaelic
- צנזור, צינזרHebrew
- cenzor, cenzúrázHungarian
- censor, censurerenDutch
- cenzura, cenzorRomanian
- цензор, цензура, просматривать, подвергать цензуреRussian
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