censorship


censorship
cen·sor·ship n: the institution, system, or practice of censoring compare freedom of speech, prior restraint

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

censorship
noun abolition, abridgment, bar, blackout, block, blockage, blue-penciling, bowdlerization, cancellation, control, curb, deprivation, elimination, expurgation, forbidding, governmental control, hindrance, impediment, imposition of veil of secrecy, inhibition, limitation, news blackout, obliteration, prohibition, repression, restraint, restriction, rigid control, seal of secrecy, stifling, suppression associated concepts: censorship of books, censorship of films, censorship of First Amendment rights, censorship of mail, censorship of the theatre

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


censorship
n.
The practice of censoring.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


censorship
The suppression or proscription of speech or writing that is deemed obscene, indecent, or unduly controversial.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


censorship
The suppression or proscription of speech or writing that is deemed obscene, indecent, or unduly controversial.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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