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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  censor 
  n  :  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  as  of  movies  or 
  newspapers  [syn:  {ban}] 
  2:  subject  to  political,  religious,  or  moral  censorship;  "This 
  magazine  is  censored  by  the  government" 




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