|English Dictionary: censor||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for censor|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|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
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.