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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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