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Censor meaning

censor - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. One given to fault- finding; a censurer.
  4. 4. A critic; a reviewer.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. A Roman officer; one who examines manuscripts intended for publication; a critic of morals.

censor - examples of usage

  1. In the waking state this censor is always on the alert to keep out of consciousness all subconscious processes or deposits, but in sleep the censor is less alert, and allows some subconscious content to escape over into the ordinary consciousness. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. The satire of Lucilius, besides its political, moral, and social function, assumed the part of a literary critic and censor. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. It combined the freedom of a tribune with the severity of a censor. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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