Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, process, or practice of censoring.
  • noun The office or authority of a Roman censor.
  • noun Psychology Prevention of disturbing or painful thoughts or feelings from reaching consciousness except in a disguised form.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office or dignity of a censor; the time during which a censor holds his office.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office or power of a censor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The use of state or group power to control freedom of expression, such as passing laws to prevent media from being published or propagated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances
  • noun counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy

Etymologies

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From censor +‎ -ship.

Examples

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  • Freedom of suppression.

    Thank you Graham Burgess.

    February 16, 2008

  • Censorship, evil, or greatest evil?

    April 3, 2008

  • I'm loving the tag on this one.

    April 3, 2008

  • I think that was uselessness. Check out the other words tagged the same way.

    :-)

    April 3, 2008

  • Gestapo goes amok in Germany

    March 27, 2009