• WordNet 3.6
    • v censor subject to political, religious, or moral censorship "This magazine is censored by the government"
    • v censor forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
    • n censor 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
    • n censor someone who censures or condemns
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Censor A critic; a reviewer. "Received with caution by the censors of the press."
    • Censor 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."
    • Censor (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.
    • Censor 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n censor One of two superior magistrates of ancient Rome, who in the latter half of the fifth century b. c. succeeded to certain powers which had before been exercised by the consuls. Their functions included
    • n censor An officer empowered to examine manuscripts, books, pamphlets, plays, etc., intended for publication or public performance, in order to see that they contain nothing heretical, immoral, or subversive of the established order of government. See censorship. Formerly called licenser.
    • n censor One who censures, blames, or reproves; one addicted to censure or faultfinding; one who assumes the functions of a critic.
    • n censor In old universities, the title of certain masters chosen by the nations to visit the colleges and reform the administration, discipline, and instruction.
    • n censor In the university of Cambridge, a college officer whose duties are similar to those of dean; at Christ Church, Oxford, one of two fellows having similar functions, called senior and junior censor.
    • n censor In China, one of a body of officials stationed at Peking, under the presidency of a Chinese and a Manchu, who are charged with the duty of inspecting the affairs of the empire, and, if need be, of censuring any of the officials, and even the emperor himself, for any act which they consider illegal, extravagant, or unjust. They are called the “eyes and ears” of the emperor.
    • censor To subject to the examination, revision, or expurgation of a censor: as, to censor a book, periodical, play, or the like; especially (military), to subject (press despatches, etc.) to scrutiny with a view to suppressing information which, if made public, might embarrass military operations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Censor sen′sor in ancient Rome, an officer who kept account of the property of the citizens, imposed taxes, and watched over their morals: an officer who examines books or newspapers before they are printed: one who censures or blames
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  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    “Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.”
  • Anatole France
    “No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.”
  • Charles Laughton
    Charles Laughton
    “They can't censor the gleam in my eye.”
  • Margaret Mead
    “For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “I quit watching the debates after they excluded Ron Paul and censored supposedly live interviews with him from the tv.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. censor, fr. censere, to value, tax
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—censēre, to weigh, to estimate.


In literature:

He was practically critical censor of London for ten years.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
He is his own critic and censor.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
Their representative lecture must be censored by the clerk of the Mother Church.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
Though our periodical censors have been uncommonly lenient, I confess a tribute from a man of acknowledged genius is still more flattering.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.)" by Thomas Moore
It makes the censors the masters of the city.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
So I remained behind and censored letters.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
And here, though it be a digression, let me conjure you never to undertake the unthankful office of censor.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
Such, at its inception, was the office of the censors.
"Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Cassius Dio
But here was a censor that felt deeply what he was saying.
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger
He feared in Roland, whose austerity displeased him, a censor for himself, and a tyrant for his child.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine

In poetry:

How vigilant was Spencer
As a literary censor!
He pointed out that there were too few Es
In Lyly’s Euphues.
"Clerihew – Spencer" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Within his cold and cheerless cell,
I heard the sighing Censor tell
That ev'ry charm of life was gone,
That ev'ry noble virtue long
Had ceas'd to wake the Minstrel's song,
And Vice triumphant stood alone.
"Lines To Mrs. A. Clarke" by Sir John Carr
The Censor is a nibbling mouse.
The fair cheese of my mind
He rifles till there's nothing left
But atmosphere and rind.
That fair, round cheese, formed lovingly by me,
From milk of thought and curds of poesy.
"The Censor" by C J Dennis
The freed slave thanks her; blessing comes
To her from women's weary homes;
The wronged and erring find in her
Their censor mild and comforter.
The world were safe if but a few
Could grow in grace as Mary Grew!
"How Mary Grew" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Censor is a hooded snake
That lurks within the grass,
And rears to sink his poison-fangs
In heedless babes that pass -
Dear Children of my brain; wee, tender things,
That sink and swoon and perish when he stings.
"The Censor" by C J Dennis
The Censor is the Fiend of Storms.
Upon the Inky Sea,
In fear, my poor, frail craft I launch;
Then, with unholy glee,
He makes the winds tear howling through the shrouds,
And sends fork'd death and shipwreck from the clouds.
"The Censor" by C J Dennis

In news:

The History Of Heavy Metal Exhibit, Unreleased Skeletonwitch And The Decibel Tour Censored – Brutal News.
Student's traditional family mural censored .
Remember back in 2008 when Sarah Palin was trying to censor some books from the Wasilla, Alaska public library.
Pebble science bought, not censored Representatives of partnership, consultants address concerns, talk about mounds of data.
That too, turned out to be a glitch, but it fed into the Apple stereotype of censoring subject matter that might be considered offensive.
Twitter announces it will be able to censor tweets on a country-by-country basis.
Should Twitter Be Censored .
Research on Bird Flu May Be Censored on Security Concern.
Tom Hanks and other self- censored celebs.
Top officials at the commission proceeded to edit the paper to censor its references to human-induced climate change or future projections on how much the bay will rise.
Professor says state agency censored article.
Project Censored celebrates 35 years as media watchdog.
Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored .
"Corporate media is the information control wing of the global power structure," former Project Censored director Peter Phillips writes in the introduction to Censored 2012: Sourcebook for the Media Revolution.
Ten stories the mainstream media ignored in the past year, according to Project Censored .

In science:

Note that a particular case of a map is a triangulation, and the experience for censoring maps on a surface with fixed genus shows similar asymptotical behaviour for different classes of maps.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Knowledge of the moments is not sufficient to determine infinite divisibility of the measure; we show also that infinitely divisible, and in particular lognormal, distributions lose infinitely divisibilty when censored in certain ways even if all moments are arbitrarily close to those of the uncensored distribution.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
We show that censored lognormals can produce noninfinitely divisible distributions with the same critical ratio as a lognormal.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
The same is true for gap-censored lognormal distributions.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
Gap-censored compound Poisson distributions are not infinitely divisible.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions