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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.
References in classic literature ?
She groped for knowledge in old books, and found it in repulsive chunks, but she did not naturally care for books and thus never troubled her head about the censorship which was exercised first by her aunts, later by her father.
Actually, I seem to find another hand at work, another hand which works with the censorship, too.
If the section on the censorship so foolishly introduced into the new charter had been omitted, journalism also would have had its Saint-Merri.
Then the first thing will be to establish a censorship of the writers of fiction, and let the censors receive any tale of fiction which is good, and reject the bad; and we will desire mothers and nurses to tell their children the authorised ones only.
Many of us do not believe in a world of the unconscious (a few of us even have grave doubts about the usefulness of the term consciousness), hence we try to explain censorship along ordinary biological lines.
He was accused of "taking part in conversations against the censorship, of reading a letter from Byelinsky to Gogol, and of knowing of the intention to set up a printing press.
He started a journal-- "Vremya," which was forbidden by the Censorship through a misunderstanding.
This period witnessed a broader debate over pornography and censorship.
Under Egyptian law, films must obtain a written permit from censorship authorities in order to be screened.
The Internet is now facing the potential of censorship on-line.
I certainly feel that censorship in its current form limits my freedom as an artist, particularly when I consider that in 100 years of Egyptian cinema not a single film was produced that criticised an Egyptian president," said actress Rania Youssef.
Google s chief told the meeting that censorship in China has to change but that the internet search giant wanted to stay in the Asian giant despite being the target of cyber attacks from inside China.