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cen·sor / ˈsensər/ • n. 1. an official who examines material that is about to be released, such as books, movies, news, and art, and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security. ∎  Psychoanalysis an aspect of the superego that is said to prevent certain ideas and memories from emerging into consciousness. 2. (in ancient Rome) either of two magistrates who held censuses and supervised public morals. • v. [tr.] (often be censored) examine (a book, movie, etc.) officially and suppress unacceptable parts of it. DERIVATIVES: cen·so·ri·al / senˈsôrēəl/ adj.

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censor originally (in ancient Rome), either of two magistrates who held censuses and supervised public morals. Later, in extended use, an official who examines material that is about to be published, such as books, films, news, and art, and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.

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censor supervisor of morals, etc. XVI. — L. cēnsor, f. cēnsēre pronounce as an opinion, assess, judge.
Hence censor vb. XIX. So censure †judgement XIV; adverse judgement XVII. — (O)F. — L. cēnsūra; see -URE. censure vb. XVI. — F. censurer.

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censor (sĕn´sər), title of two magistrates of ancient Rome (from c.443 BC to the time of Domitian). They took the census (by which they assessed taxation, voting, and military service) and supervised public behavior. They also had charge of public works and filled vacancies among the senators and knights.

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censor Public official of ancient Rome (443–22 bc). Two censors were elected for 18-month terms. Besides taking the census, they supervised public works, finance and morals, and filled senatorial vacancies.

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censor (sen-ser) n. (in psychology) the mechanism, postulated by Freud, that suppresses or modifies desires that are inappropriate or feared.

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