Comstockery

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Com·stock·er·y

 (kŏm′stŏk′ə-rē, kŭm′-)
n.
Censorship, especially in the arts, on the basis of perceived immorality or obscenity.

[After Anthony Comstock.]

comstockery

(ˈkʌmˌstɒkərɪ; ˈkɒm-) or

comstockism

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US immoderate censorship on grounds of immorality
[C20: coined by G. B. Shaw (1905) after Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), US moral crusader, who founded the Society for the Suppression of Vice]

Com•stock•er•y

(ˈkʌm stɒk ə ri, ˈkɒm-)

n.
(sometimes l.c.) censorship or vigorous condemnation of literary and artistic works for alleged obscenity; prudery.
[1900–05; after A. Comstock; see -ery]

comstockery

the act or policy of censorship or expurgation on moral grounds, after Anthony Comstock (1844-1915), campaigner against vice.
See also: Obscenity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Comstockery - censorship because of perceived obscenity or immorality
censoring, censorship - deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances