censorial

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censorial (comparative more censorial, superlative most censorial)

  1. relating to a censor
    • 1749, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, Letters to His Son
      Nothing less than the relation between you and me can possibly authorize that freedom; but fortunately for you, my parental rights, joined to my censorial powers, give it me in its fullest extent, and my concern for you will make me exert it.
    • 1888, Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887
      The printing department has no censorial powers. It is bound to print all that is offered it, ...

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