cen·sor 1 vt: to examine (as a publication or film) in order to suppress or delete any contents considered objectionablecensor 2 n: one that censors
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
ban, bar, blot out, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, control, control the flow of news, cut, delete, disallow, disapprove, discountenance, dispense with, disqualify, eject, eliminate, enforce censorship, eradicate, erase, exclude, expunge, expurgate, forbid, impose a ban, inhibit, interfere, judge, keep within bounds, leave out, limit, not include, omit, oversee, pass under review, police, preclude, prevent, prevent publication, prohibit, proscribe, quash, refuse, refuse permission, reject, restrain, restrict, review, rub out, scratch out, sift, submerge, supervise communications, suppress, withhold permission
associated concepts: censorship, Federal Communications Act
condemn (ban), constrain (restrain), delete, eliminate (exclude), exclude, expunge, expurgate, forestall, redact, repress, restrict, suppress, withhold
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A person who examines published media, including print and film, in search of objectionable or offensive content.v.To examine published media looking for offensive content and suppressing it when found.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
1 v. To officially inspect books, films, letters, newspapers, and other media or methods of communication in order to suppress them or to delete any portions thereof deemed offensive or objectionable for moral, political, religious, or other reasons.2 n. A person who censors the media or other methods of communication.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.