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- n. One who expurgates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who expurgates or purifies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who expurgates or purifies; specifically, one who expurgates a book.
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- n. a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
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But when Herman and Verman set to 't the record must be no more than a few fragments left by the expurgator.
Kyrie, expurgator scelerum et largitor gratitæ; quæsumus propter nostrasoffensas noli nos relinquere, O consolator dolentis animæ, eleyson (ed. Burntisland, 929).
Whoever he was, he can have little claim to be regarded as the original designer; he was rather employed as an expurgator; for these plates are certainly copies of the two sets of plates invented and engraved by Hogarth himself in 1726.