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Definition of Censor

Censor

  1. One of two magistrates of Rome who took a register of the number and property of citizens, and who also exercised the office of inspector of morals and conduct.
  2. One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they are committed to the press, and to forbid their publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an official in some European countries.
  3. One given to fault-finding; a censurer.
  4. A critic; a reviewer.

Censor Quotations

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor - over each other.
Thomas Jefferson

A performance art piece is unprecedented. It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility of never being done before.
Jack Bowman

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
Laurence J. Peter

Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
Archibald MacLeish

The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you'll do yourself a service.
Stephen Sondheim
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Censor Translations

censor in Dutch is keuren, censureren
censor in French is censurent, censurez, censurer, censurons
censor in German is zensieren, Sittenrichter, Gutachter
censor in Spanish is censor
censor in Swedish is censor, censurera
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