censor

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

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censor (plural censors)

  1. (history) 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 is an even stricter censor for his boarding pupils' correspondence than the enemy censors had been for 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
  5. (acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios

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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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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.).

Noun[edit]

censor m (genitive censōris); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative censor censōrēs
genitive censōris censōrum
dative censōrī censōribus
accusative censōrem censōrēs
ablative censōre censōribus
vocative censor censōrēs

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Noun[edit]

censōr m

  1. censor

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin censor, censoris.

Adjective[edit]

censor m, f (plural censores)

  1. censoring

Noun[edit]

censor m (plural censores)

  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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