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ˈsɛn sərcen·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. censornoun

    someone who censures or condemns

  2. censorverb

    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

  3. ban, censorverb

    forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

  4. censorverb

    subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

    "This magazine is censored by the government"


  1. censornoun

    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.

  2. censornoun

    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.

  3. censornoun

    One who censures or condemns

  4. censornoun

    A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious

  5. censornoun

    (acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios

  6. censorverb

    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.

  7. censorverb

    To remove objectionable content

    Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Censornoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]

  2. Censornoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]

  3. Censornoun

    one given to fault-finding; a censurer

    Etymology: [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]

  4. Censornoun

    a critic; a reviewer

    Etymology: [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Censor

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of censor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of censor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of censor in a Sentence

  1. Mark Levin:

    I spent about a month saying why I'm leaving Facebook on Facebook because Facebook is a censorship and propaganda operation, we now see what they're doing, working with the Biden administration and actually, in many respects, taking orders from the Biden administration to censor information that differs from that of the government, which is shocking and appalling.

  2. Candice Watson:

    I don’t censor myself for most people, so I definitely wasn’t going to do it for him.

  3. The First Amendment:

    The government's effort to exercise prior restraint over Mr. Cohen's book is only the latest in the Trump Administration's efforts to censor speech that reflects negatively on President Donald Trump President Donald Trump or his Administration.

  4. Bennett Alfred Cerf:

    Censor a self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.

  5. Tommy Robinson:

    The more you try to censor me the more people will want to hear from us.

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