Censor

Cen"sor

(?), n. [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.] 1. (Antiq.) 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.
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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.
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3. One given to fault-finding; a censurer.
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Nor can the most circumspect attention, or steady rectitude, escape blame from censors who have no inclination to approve.
Rambler.
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4. A critic; a reviewer.
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Received with caution by the censors of the press.
W. Irving.
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