[ sen-ser-ship ]
/ ˈsɛn sərˌʃɪp /


the act or practice of censoring.
the office or power of a censor.
the time during which a censor holds office.
the inhibiting and distorting activity of the Freudian censor.

Origin of censorship

First recorded in 1585–95; censor + -ship

Related forms

an·ti·cen·sor·ship, adjectivepre·cen·sor·ship, nounpro·cen·sor·ship, adjectiveself-cen·sor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for censorship


/ (ˈsɛnsəˌʃɪp) /


a policy or programme of censoring
the act or system of censoring
psychoanal the activity of the mind in regulating impulses, etc, from the unconscious so that they are modified before reaching the conscious mind
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