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- 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-censorship
- 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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Word Origin and History for pro-censorship
1590s, "office of a censor," from censor (n.) + -ship. Meaning "action of censoring" is from 1824.
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