censor

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From Latin cēnsor (magistrate, critic), from censere (to tax, assess, value, judge, consider, etc.).

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censor (plural censors)

  1. (historical) A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality.
    The Ancient censors were part of the cursus honorum, a series of public offices held during a political career, like consuls and praetors.
  2. An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content.
    The headmaster was an even stricter censor of his boarding pupils' correspondence than the enemy censors had been of his own when the country was occupied.
  3. One who censures or condemns.
  4. (psychology) A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious.

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censor (third-person singular simple present censors, present participle censoring, simple past and past participle censored)

  1. (transitive) To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers.
    The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.
  2. (transitive) To remove objectionable content.
    Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance

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Catalan[edit]

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censor m (plural censors, feminine censora)

  1. censor

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin censor.

Noun[edit]

censor m (plural censors, diminutive censortje n)

  1. censor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cēnseō (I assess, value, judge, tax, etc.) +‎ -tor (agentive suffix).

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cēnsor m (genitive cēnsōris); third declension

  1. censor
  2. provincial magistrate with similar duties.
  3. a critic, especially a severe one of morals and society

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cēnsor cēnsōrēs
genitive cēnsōris cēnsōrum
dative cēnsōrī cēnsōribus
accusative cēnsōrem cēnsōrēs
ablative cēnsōre cēnsōribus
vocative cēnsor cēnsōrēs

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Noun[edit]

censōr m

  1. censor

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

censor m (plural censores, feminine censora, feminine plural censoras)

  1. (historical) censor (Roman magistrate)
  2. censor (official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin censor, censoris.

Adjective[edit]

censor m (feminine singular censora, masculine plural censores, feminine plural censoras)

  1. censoring

Noun[edit]

censor m (plural censores, feminine censora)

  1. censor

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censor c

  1. (classical studies) censor; a Roman census administrator
  2. censor; an official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content

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