Censors are people who are responsible for determining what is and is not allowed to be published. They often work in the government or in the industry that publishes books.

  • The book was banned by the censors because it was considered to be too controversial.

  • The censors decided not to publish the book because it was not in the public interest.

Definition of censors


forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)




a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable


someone who censures or condemns


subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

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Example Sentences for censors

  • 1

    Being chosen by the censors to the senate.

  • 2

    Most of the press are hoed by the censor.

  • 3

    Don't give into the unscrupulous censors.

  • 4

    Additionally, the English localization of the port was censored.

  • 5

    All of the censors should be ashamed of themselves.

  • 6

    Of course the documentation is grisly, but that is no reason to censor it.

  • 7

    The NBC censor is not being too racy.

  • 8

    The censors were rightly shown the door.

  • 9

    The goal of radical Islam is to censor the press.

  • 10

    The performances are censored, the programs are old and musty.