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Censor Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
  • subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
  • forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • someone who censures or condemns ,
  • a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable

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Censor Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Censorship is when certain facts are changed or removed on purpose. It is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which some people might consider wrong, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the government or media organizations. This can be done for different reasons.

A censor is a person whose job is to look at all types of media and remove material. There are many reasons to censor something, like protecting military secrets, stopping immoral or anti-religious works, or keeping political power. Censorship is almost always used as an insult, and there is much debate over what censorship is and when it is okay.

When there is freedom of speech and freedom of the press, most information can published. However, even in developed countries with much freedom of the press, there are some things that cannot be published. For example, journalists are usually not allowed to publish many secrets about the military, like where troops will be sent on a mission. Pornography is censored in some countries because it is seen as not moral. For these reasons, the government might arrest anyone who publishes it.



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'Censor' example sentence in quotations


* Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. - A. Whitney Griswold

* Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered. For the American citadel is a man. Not man in general. Not man in the abstract. Not the majority of men. But man. That man. His worth. His uniqueness. - Archibald MacLeish

* Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. - Alfred Whitney


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Censor Sample Sentences in News


  • Google Has Accused Hollywood Of Secretly Reigniting Plans To Censor The Internet
    FlickrIt looks like Hollywood wants to block access to pirated movies. In a blog post published yesterday, Google accuses Hollywood of trying to “censor the internet.” Again. The web giant claims the Motion Picture Association of America (MPPA) has led a renewed campaign to reignite 2011′s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation, which would have allowed t Read more on this news related to 'Censor'
  • What did the IDF censor want to hide about Israel's breached oil pipeline?
    TheMarker was going to run a story about the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company in 2012 - then the military censor called. Read more on this news related to 'Censor'
  • Obama: Dictators can't censor us
    The President comments on the FBI's announcement that the North Korean government is responsible for the Sony hacking. Read more on this news related to 'Censor'

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