from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A body of censors; specifically, in China, the college of censors stationed at Peking. See censor, 5.


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  • The KMT has also attempted to use a bogus "democratic" system of organization of "independent bodies" based on party shares of legislative seats to take control over the powerful National Communications Commission and turn the "Referendum Review Committee" set up by the Referendum Law of 2003 under the Executive Yuan into a censorate to veto any "bottom-up" initiatives that the KMT opposes, thus completely subverting the concept of direct democracy.

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  • In addition to the armed forces and the censorate, the administration was split into three parts: the Department of State Affairs, the Secretariat, and the Chancellery.

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  • It retained the censorate but used primarily Mongols, and it built up a powerful, independent military-affairs bureau.


  • Wudi went further and regularized this by eliminating many fiefs; he divided the realm into 13 circuits, each with a circuit inspector sent by the censorate to report to the center, and these inspectors became more powerful over time.


  • The censorate, which acts as the eyes and ears of the emperor, is the surveillance institution that guarantees integrity and efficiency at all levels of gov - ernment.

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  • Spanish censorate over the cables, which garbled the facts as generously as possible in favor of the Spanish forces, the enthusiasm of the people throughout the cities and villages of

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