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1. A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable.
2. An official, as in the armed forces, who examines personal mail and official dispatches to remove information considered secret or a risk to security.
3. One that condemns or censures.
4. One of two officials in ancient Rome responsible for taking the public census and supervising public behavior and morals.
5. Psychology The component of the unconscious that is posited by psychoanalytic theory to be responsible for preventing certain thoughts or feelings from reaching the conscious mind.
tr.v. cen·sored, cen·sor·ing, cen·sors
To examine and expurgate.

[Latin cēnsor, Roman censor, from cēnsēre, to assess; see kens- in Indo-European roots.]

cen′sor·a·ble adj.
cen·so′ri·al (sĕn-sôr′ē-əl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.censoring - counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemycensoring - 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.censoring - 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
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In retrospect, we may have been over-zealous in censoring some images within the piece, and for that we apologise for any offence caused.
New Delhi, June 7 ( ANI ): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said Punjab has a crippling drug problem and censoring the movie 'Udta Punjab' would not fix the menace in the state.
The government recently got negative publicity over the censoring of some kissing scenes in Spectre and over reports of infighting related to the functioning of chairman Pahlaj Nihalani with film- maker Ashoke Pandit complaining that an order to remove certain cuss words from the films amounted to killing creativity.
There are also unnamed dictatorial systems that emerge as the pinnacle of despotism, unlawfulness and arbitrariness because they are not content with simply censoring, confiscating and banning intellectual and artistic works but seek to intimidate the people who produce such works with threats, pressure and terrorization.
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In comments quoted by the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) last Tuesday, Jannati said Iran's censors would have banned the Qoran if Iran's book censoring rules had prevailed 1,400 years ago.
Authors were hardly ever able to defend their own writings, since the censors followed Alphonsus of Liguori's interpretation of this proposition, namely, that an author must not be heard if the censoring regarded "only" a book, not the author himself.
18) The daily censoring of television programmes was done throughout most of the years of the military regime by civilians trained as 'censor technicians' (a term coined by regime officers), working under Federal Police jurisdiction.
Google Chief Executive Officer on Friday expressed his company's dislike of China's censorship policies, even as it pursues opportunities to remain in the country without censoring its search engine.
With induced percentile left censoring for improved model fitting, bootstrapping methods are employed for better estimating the upper percentiles and confidence intervals for strand thickness.
Their duties would involve censoring scripts and listening to broadcasts so they were able to "switch off immediately any interpolation occurred".
But attempts at censoring the student media affects everyone on campus, so you have a responsibility to report on it.