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censorship (n.)

1590s, "office of a censor," from censor (n.) + -ship. Meaning "action of censoring" is from 1824.

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Definitions of censorship from WordNet

censorship (n.)
counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy;
Synonyms: censoring / security review
censorship (n.)
deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances;
Synonyms: censoring
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