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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.censorial - belonging or relating to a censor or a censor's functions
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Is it to be imagined that a legislative assembly, consisting of a hundred or two hundred members, eagerly bent on some favorite object, and breaking through the restraints of the Constitution in pursuit of it, would be arrested in their career, by considerations drawn from a censorial revision of their conduct at the future distance of ten, fifteen, or twenty years?
This censorial body, therefore, proves at the same time, by its researches, the existence of the disease, and by its example, the inefficacy of the remedy.
The satiric narrator, then, in performing its censorial function as flamboyantly as it does, is not silencing the narrative of Jacob's sexual education so much as straining to keep that narrative contained within the boundaries of academic discourse, where it can be properly regulated.
So why would media organizations consider consenting to a voluntary ratings system that has such potential for censorial abuse?
To suggest as well that they are to be stopped from presenting such arguments seems gratuitously censorial rather than wise, especially in a country as pluralistic as the United states, where it is simply unthinkable that members of a particularistic religion could ever capture national political institutions.
The principal reason why these practices are illusory is a simple one: all of them require public librarians to be prophets and clairvoyants, to be able both to predict the future about censorial targets and to read the minds of would be censors.
Even before the Renaissance was over, this new realism employed by Western artists prompted censorial actions by ecclesiastical conservatives.
The "je ne sais quoi" helps either man in explicating a theory of perception based on a censorial and intellectual continuum existing between the "distinct" idea and the "confused" idea (when either of those can be a "clear" idea).
3) Often the motive for such bans was safety rather than censorial, but some local politicians seemed to relish taking punk on.
Without digressing into the details of Husserl's strained analysis, it is interesting to note how Husserl believed sound could be conceived as a purely censorial nonintentional component of experience, or, what he calls hyle.
The linkage these groups perceived between moral licentiousness and political subversion encouraged their censorial and militaristic impulses; but their persistent inability to mobilize public support doomed any effort to counteract Shanghai's moral turpitude and political unrest.
They range from advocacy to systematic constitutional interpretation, and occupy every point on the (notoriously confused) ideological spectrum of unregulated speech/enlisting government in censorial control.