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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


  • Bollywood's 'Haider' may not be released in Pakistan
    Karachi, Oct 01 (ANI): Pakistan Film Censor Board may not give the NOC (No Objection Certificate) to the Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming Bollywood movie 'Haider', it has been reported. Read more on this news related to 'Censor'
  • WATCH: See China Censor Foreign TV Coverage of Protests
    Chinese viewers of international TV channels such as CNBC are left in the dark as coverage of the Hong Kong “Umbrella Revolution” protest is censored. Read more on this news related to 'Censor'
  • Chinese TV censor's conviction points to 'common' bribery problem
    It’s a fact of life in the Chinese media world: If you want to get on the air, you first must pass the censors. But recent events show that getting approved might be as easy as signing a check. Read more on this news related to 'Censor'

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