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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

Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.
Hillary Clinton

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

Sometimes great, banned works defy the censor's description and impose themselves on the world - 'Ulysses,' 'Lolita,' the 'Arabian Nights.'
Salman Rushdie

Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to yourself and it would be better that you kept your mouth shut and did not speak.
Salman Rushdie
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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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