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cen·sor·ship

 (sĕn′sər-shĭp′)
n.
1. The act, process, or practice of censoring.
2. The office or authority of a Roman censor.
3. Psychology Prevention of disturbing or painful thoughts or feelings from reaching consciousness except in a disguised form.

censorship

(ˈsɛnsəˌʃɪp)
n
1. a policy or programme of censoring
2. the act or system of censoring
3. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal the activity of the mind in regulating impulses, etc, from the unconscious so that they are modified before reaching the conscious mind

cen•sor•ship

(ˈsɛn sərˌʃɪp)

n.
1. the act or practice of censoring.
2. the office, power, or term of a censor.
[1585–95]

censorship

See: armed forces censorship; civil censorship; field press censorship; national censorship; primary censorship; prisoner of war censorship; secondary censorship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.censorship - counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemycensorship - counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy
military censorship - all types of censorship conducted by personnel of the armed forces
national censorship - censorship under civil authority of communications entering or leaving of crossing the borders of the United States or its territories or possessions
counterintelligence - intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
2.censorship - deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances
deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
Bowdlerism - censorship in the form of prudish expurgation
Comstockery - censorship because of perceived obscenity or immorality

censorship

noun expurgation, blue pencil, purgation, bowdlerization or bowdlerisation, sanitization or sanitisation The government today announced that press censorship was being lifted.
Quotations
"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it" [Nadine Gordimer Censorship and Its Aftermath]
"God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide" [Rebecca West The Strange Necessity]
"Wherever books are burned, in the end people too will be burned" [Heinrich Heine Almansor]
"Where there is official censorship it is a sign that speech is serious" [Paul Goodman Growing Up Absurd]
Translations
رقابةرَقابَه، مُراقَبَةُ المَطْبوعات
cenzuracenzorství
censur
sensuuri
cenzúra
ritskoîun
cenzúra
censur

censorship

[ˈsensəʃɪp] Ncensura f

censorship

[ˈsɛnsərʃɪp] ncensure f

censorship

nZensur f; press censorship, censorship of the pressPressezensur f

censorship

[ˈsɛnsəˌʃɪp] ncensura

censor

(ˈsensə) noun
1. an official who examines films etc and has the power to remove any of the contents which might offend people. Part of his film has been banned by the censor.
2. an official (eg in the army) who examines letters etc and removes information which the authorities do not wish to be made public for political reasons etc.
verb
This film has been censored; The soldiers' letters are censored.
cenˈsorious (-ˈsoː-) adjective
very critical. She is censorious about the behaviour of young people.
ˈcensorship noun
the policy of censoring. Some people disapprove of censorship.
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And even less so, if the reporters are actually located within the aggressor nation, well known for its press censorship.
Press censorship was officially abolished in Sudan in 2009, but gradually the security services resumed the confiscation of newspapers since the secession of South Sudan in 2011.
The following year, 1948, when the apartheid government came to power, marked the beginning of a period--which lasted most of the rest of his career--when press censorship laws became increasingly stringent in a bid to stop reporting on the effects of racial oppression.
This marks the first major case of reported press censorship in 2016.
The audience comprised mostly millennials who had come to listen to stories of press censorship and other atrocities in Ferdinand Marcos' martial law regime, the darkest years of the nation's recent past that had come to pass well before they were born.
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And then there's the ban on trade unions and press censorship.
In the early days of the existing quasi-civilian Government of Burma, the termination of press censorship, permitting private newspapers and creation of an Interim Press Council were signs of improvement concerning freedom of the press.
I have very recently visited the press censorship department in the Ministry of Information because to ask about the fate of my book which was submitted to them about 2 weeks ago.
Asma said if one looked back into past, one would realize that the change had already taken place as Pakistan had been through very difficult times when newspapers have, had their pages blank because of press censorship.
But the arrest of political figures and continued press censorship have raised doubts over the regime's commitment to change.
Google's removal of some search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, the Irish Examiner wrote Friday.