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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.
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Adj.1.censored - suppressed or subject to censorship; "the censored press in some countries"
uncensored - not subject to censorship; "uncensored news reports"
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From out of the meagerness of our censored histories we learned that for fifteen years after the cessation of diplomatic relations between the United States of North America and the belligerent nations of the Old World, news of more or less doubtful authenticity filtered, from time to time, into the Western Hemisphere from the Eastern.
For these works, there are legal texts that explain what would be censored, identify the body responsible for reviewing the content, and provide an appeal mechanism to challenge the decision of censorship in certain circumstances.
Google has been forced to terminate a data analysis system it was using to create a censored search engine for China after members of the search giant's privacy team raised internal complaints that it had been kept secret from them, the Intercept reports.
Can you imagine if ICE whistle-blower James Schwab had been censored?
Senator Joe Fain (R), the bill's sponsor, said, "Students deserve a chance to investigate and write stories that are relevant to them without wondering if their work will be censored." At least six other states have enacted student free-expression laws, and some local school districts have policies that limit school officials' ability to censor student media.
A SCHOOL censored GCSE artwork because it showed women kissing.
A common problem is that data on some of these variables maybe left or right censored due to detection limits, may be missing at times of interest, or may be measured with errors.
A photo of Xi standing up through the roof of a parade car, next to a picture of Winnie the Pooh in a toy car, was named the 'most censored image of 2015' by political consultancy Global Risk Insights.
The lovable honey-chasing bear's likeness was censored on the nation's top social media platforms over the weekend.
Same muppet who censored James Bond kissing a woman.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- This time it is not a book, an article, a film or a piece of music that has been censored.
A whole page in Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper's Wednesday issue was censored by the government