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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: censere; CENSUS

censor

2 verb
     
censor2 [transitive]
to examine books, films, letters etc to remove anything that is considered offensive, morally harmful, or politically dangerous etc [↪ censorship, ban]:
The information given to the press was carefully censored by the Ministry of Defence.

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