designed to prevent the occurrence of in teeth:
an anticavity toothpaste.
an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds. any person who supervises the manners or morality of others. an adverse critic; faultfinder. (in the ancient Roman republic) either of two officials […]
severely critical; faultfinding; carping. Contemporary Examples Yet jollity and gloom are still at war in our censorious age. A History of American Fun Stefan Beck February 8, 2014 But amid all the censorious protests against “self-censorship” an important legal principle has been ignored. Three Cheers for Censorship! Lee Siegel August 29, 2009 Historical Examples He […]
Geology. the point on the surface of the earth diametrically opposite the epicenter of an earthquake. Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the galactic .
the act or practice of . the office or power of a . the time during which a censor holds office. the inhibiting and distorting activity of the Freudian censor. Contemporary Examples So this startling move towards Internet censorship should come as no surprise. The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules […]
a centralizing system; centralization. Historical Examples There is no promise of permanency, even less of stable hierarchies and centralism. The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin They are an expression of accepted hierarchy and centralism to the degree that these could be rendered relative as need required. The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin centralism, to be […]