precensor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ censor

Verb[edit]

precensor (third-person singular simple present precensors, present participle precensoring, simple past and past participle precensored)

  1. (transitive) To censor in advance.
    • 2011, Sumita S. Chakravarty, National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema, 1947-1987 (page 72)
      On April 29, 1953, a move was announced that would precensor all stories and scripts before they even reached the sets so that an "unlikely" story would not be passed by the precensor board.

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