Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals: as, the censorial office in ancient Rome.
- Full of censure; censorious; severe: as, “censorial declamation,”
- adj. relating to a censor
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals.
- adj. Full of censure; censorious.
- adj. belonging or relating to a censor or a censor's functions
“To most men the production, twice a week, of a newspaper so wide in scope as the _Covent Garden Journal_ (for its columns included the news of the day, as well as the manifold 'censorial' energies of _Sir Alexander_) would have been occupation enough; especially with a "constitution now greatly impaired and enfeebled," and when "labouring under attacks of the gout, which were, of course, severer than ever.”
“To most men the production, twice a week, of a newspaper so wide in scope as the Covent Garden Journal (for its columns included the news of the day, as well as the manifold 'censorial' energies of Sir Alexander) would have been occupation enough; especially with a”
“Efforts to clamp down on discomfiting material result not in frustrated acquiescence but in renewed assaults on the self-importance that lies behind knee-jerk censorial action.”
“Or, as in the case of the post about [Jamaican dub poet] Mutabaruka, I wielded censorial license and locked off one respondent who was extremely aggressive and disagreeable.”
“But the letter goes much further and defends -- indeed praises -- the censorial actions those students, while condemning the actions of other students who wanted to hear the speaker.”
“Perhaps if enough did so, the publishers might be forced to re-think their current censorial approach.”
“It was a good day for the First Amendment when the prosecutor decided to apply the law to their censorial conduct.”
“A prosecutor has the obligation to protect the First Amendment, especially if the university has imposed discipline that is inadequate to assure that censorial conduct will be deterred.”
“Nonetheless, censorial behavior will seep out from one affronted religion to another.”
“These solutions were publicized by people around the world through social media and experienced digital activists, like Manal and Alaa, who posted detailed instructions on how to circumvent the near total censorial blackout on their blogs.”
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