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  1. cen·sor
  2. noun

    • 1. an official who examines material that is about to be released, such as books, movies, news, and art, and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.

    • 2. an aspect of the superego which is said to prevent certain ideas and memories from emerging into consciousness.

    • 3. (in ancient Rome) either of two magistrates who held censuses and supervised public morals.


    • 1. examine (a book, movie, etc.) officially and suppress unacceptable parts of it:

      my mail was being censored
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: censor, plural noun: censors

    • noun

      the art or practice of communicating news by photographs, especially in magazines.
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