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English Dictionary: censor by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
censor
n
  1. someone who censures or condemns
  2. 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
v
  1. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
    Synonym(s): ban, censor
  2. subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Censor \Cen"sor\, n. [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]
      1. (Antiq.) One of two magistrates of Rome who took a
            register of the number and property of citizens, and who
            also exercised the office of inspector of morals and
            conduct.
  
      2. One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they
            are committed to the press, and to forbid their
            publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an
            official in some European countries.
  
      3. One given to fault-finding; a censurer.
  
                     Nor can the most circumspect attention, or steady
                     rectitude, escape blame from censors who have no
                     inclination to approve.                     --Rambler.
  
      4. A critic; a reviewer.
  
                     Received with caution by the censors of the press.
                                                                              --W. Irving.
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