Definition of censor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsensə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensər//
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a person whose job is to examine books, films/movies, etc. and remove parts which are considered to be offensive, immoral or a political threat See related entries: People in journalism Word Originmid 16th cent. (referring to magistrates in ancient Rome who held censuses and supervised public morals): from Latin, from censere ‘assess’.
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