Definition of Censor

1. Noun. Someone who censures or condemns.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Censorial, Censorious

2. Verb. Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper). "Sam and Sue censor the movie "
Exact synonyms: Ban
Category relationships: Medium
Generic synonyms: Criminalise, Criminalize, Illegalise, Illegalize, Outlaw
Specialized synonyms: Embargo
Derivative terms: Ban, Ban

3. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Functionary, Official
Derivative terms: Censorial, Censorship

4. Verb. Subject to political, religious, or moral censorship. ; "This magazine is censored by the government"
Specialized synonyms: Blue-pencil, Delete, Edit
Generic synonyms: Appraise, Assess, Evaluate, Measure, Valuate, Value

Definition of Censor

1. n. 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.

Definition of Censor

1. Noun. (history) A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality ¹

2. Noun. An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content ¹

3. Noun. One who censures or condemns ¹

4. Noun. (psychology) A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious ¹

5. Noun. (''acronym'') Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To remove objectionable content ¹

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Definition of Censor

1. to delete an objectionable word or passage [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Censor

1. In psychoanalytic theory, the psychic barrier that prevents certain unconscious thoughts and wishes from coming to consciousness unless they are so cloaked or disguised as to be unrecognizable. Origin: L. A judge, critic, fr. Censeo, to value, judge (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Censor

censor (current term)
censor morum

Literary usage of Censor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"Rigid, severe : gravitas. censura, ae, /. [ censor ], the office of ... qui domum reilie- nini, Cs.— The register of the census, censor's listi. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1914)
"To execute this noble but arduous design, he first resolved to revive the obsolete office of censor: an office which, as long as it had subsisted in its ..."

3. Morbid Fears and Compulsions: Their Psychology and Psychoanalytic Treatment by Horace Westlake Frink (1918)
"This superficial censor operates against certain descendants of the ... Whether such descendants are rejected by the superficial censor or whether they are ..."

4. Beethoven's Letters: A Critical Edition : with Explanatory Notes by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer, John South Shedlock (1909)
"To Herr von Sartorius, Imperial censor. [According to the original manuscript in Schindler's Beethoven Papers in the Royal Library, Berlin; printed by Nohl. ..."

5. Library Essays: Papers Related to the Work of Public Libraries by Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1920)
"It is in this last way that the librarian has become a censor of literature. Originally the custodian of volumes placed in his care by others, ..."

6. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"But Appius Claudius, it is further reported,4 declined to lay down his office, although the other censor, C. Plautius, ashamed of the conduct of his ..."

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