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Word: censor

Definition: (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.


Sentences Containing 'censor'

A.s.h does not censor information on suicide methods and does not prohibit such discussion.
After only one year in office the in 109 BC elected censor Marcus Livius Drusus died.
Also, Subotić took additional duties as state censor for Serbian and Romanian publications; and got heavily involved in politics.
Although Torelli attempted to get the composer to compromise and meet with the censor on 20 February, Verdi dug in his heels and, in his reply to Torelli, refused to accept any changes: "...I cannot commit the monstrosities that were inflicted here (Naples) on "Rigoletto" ", referring to how that opera had been butchered by the censors when it was presented in his absence a few years before.
Artists that have released music through Hive Records include Duncan Avoid, Pneumatic Detach, Manufactura, C2, Censor, The Liar's Rosebush, Mashup Soundsystem, Tekniq and Terminal Sound System.
As censor, he ordered the construction of the "Via Aemilia Scaura" and restored several bridges.
At times, he would even bypass the call screeners and answer the phones himself—a format he called "Chat With Bob"—letting prank callers, and anyone who wanted to be on the radio at all, speak (although he would censor them if necessary).
Caius Furius Pacilus Fusus was a Roman statesman who served as consul in 441 BC and censor in 435 BC.
Censor Joseph I. Breen alleged that the cartoon violated the Hays Production Code, a set of rules for the content of American films, because it burlesqued religion.
Combined with this story was a report that the Home Office intended to restrict the broadcast receiver licence fee, the implication being that the Government had decided to censor BBC investigative journalism.
Controversy spilled over into the press when the British government attempted to censor the printing of their programme information.
Emperor Xuanzong rejected both recommendations, and made Cui Rizhi a general and Cui Yinfu the chief imperial censor.
Emperor Xuanzong then made him the acting secretary general at Bing Prefecture; the commander of the Tianbing Base (天兵軍, in Bing Prefecture); and chief imperial censor, with directions that he be responsible for editing imperial histories, despite his departure from Chang'an -- that is, to have the historical archives delivered to him so that he can edit them while in the army.
For example, in 743, when the official Yang Shenjin (楊慎矜) was set to be promoted to be deputy chief imperial censor, he did not dare to accept the position because Li Linfu did not recommend him, accepting the office only in 744 when he received a recommendation from Li Linfu.
However, a spokesperson for Channel 4 stated that the episode would air in full, and explained: "The scene is editorially justified within the programme and we do not seek to censor material in the proper context."
However, the film ran into trouble with the Indian censor board and hasn't been released to date.
In 109 BC, he was elected censor in partnership with Marcus Livius Drusus, who died in the next year putting an end to the censorship.
In 1930, Senator Bronson Cutting proposed an amendment to the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act, which was then being debated, ending the practice of having United States Customs censor allegedly obscene imported books.
In 2006, the Royal Society issued a demand that ExxonMobil withdraw funding for climate change denial. The letter, which was leaked to the media, drew criticism, notably from Timothy Ball and others who argued the society attempted to "politicize the private funding of science and to censor scientific debate."
In 294 and 265 BC, Gaius Marcius Rutilus Censorinus was elected censor.
In 312 BC, Appius Claudius Caecus was elected censor without being consul before.
In 351 BC, Gaius Marcius Rutilus was elected as the first plebeian censor.
In 393 BC, Marcus Cornelius Maluginensis was elected suffect censor to replace the deceased censor Gaius Iulius Iullus.
In 443 BC, the right to take the census was moved from the consuls to the newly established office of censor.
In 726, the official Yuwen Rong became deputy chief imperial censor (御史中丞, "Yushi Zhongcheng").
In 737, after the imperial censor Zhou Ziliang (周子諒) angered Emperor Xuanzong by filing an indictment against Niu and was caned and then exiled, Li Linfu took the opportunity to point out that Zhang had recommended Zhou.
In December 2011 when 30-year-old British government papers were released, it was revealed that as director-general Trethowan personally intervened in an attempt to censor a 1981 edition of the BBC's flagship current affairs programme Panorama about Britain's intelligence agencies.
In South Africa the censor cut out Britt Ekland's phone sex scene, shortening her already brief role; her name was still left on the poster, leaving filmgoers to wonder why she was advertised as appearing.
It has set up a special body to censor rap music because it believes this type of music does not fit the Uzbek musical culture.
It was finally submitted to the censor in January 1945.
It was said that Zhang disliked Yao, and tried to prevent Yao's promotion by having the chief imperial censor Zhao Yanzhao file an indictment against Yao, and then had Emperor Xuanzong's associate Jiang Jiao (姜皎) recommend Yao to serve as the commandant at Bing Prefecture (并州, roughly modern Taiyuan, Shanxi) -- both of which Emperor Xuanzong rebuffed, and Emperor Xuanzong recalled Yao to serve as minister of defense and chancellor "de facto".
Justice Hugo Black, joined by Justice William O. Douglas, dissented in both this case and in "Thirty-seven Photographs" case, arguing that § 1461 was unconstitutional, that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution "denies Congress the power to a act as censor".
Marcius prevented this situation from repeating itself by originating a law stating that no one could be elected censor twice.
Reporters Without Borders denounced the fine as "risible", saying it was "not commensurate with the gravity of the crime", and that such a small fine for an assault on a journalist risked pushing other journalists to censor themselves rather than criticise politicians.
The censor board must not clear movies having explicit scenes which embarrass families watching them together," he said.
The Censor Board reacted to the complaint, insisting on the replacement of the word, which was later replaced with "Dilli".
The chancellor Zhang Yue, jealous of Yao, initially had the imperial censor Zhao Yanzhao submit articles of impeachment against Yao, but when that failed, had the official Jiang Jiao (姜皎), a close associate of Emperor Xuanzong, suggest that Yao should be made the commandant at Hedong (河東, in modern Yuncheng) -- which made Emperor Xuanzong suspicious that Zhang was behind the recommendation, and Jiang admitted that that was the case.
The editor of the "Picture Post" Sir Tom Hopkinson lost his job as publisher when he defended the pair over their Pusan U.N. atrocities coverage; Sir Edward G. Hulton opted to censor the story.
The film did not encounter many censorship problems, although the scene where Carter knifes Albert Swift caused concern for the censor John Trevelyan.
The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board. The film released on 30 March 2012, along with a dubbed Telugu version with English subtitles, while its dubbed Hindi version will be released later.
The film was given a "U/A" certificate by the Indian Censor Board. The film released in 750 screens worldwide on 20 December 2013 along with "Biriyani" and the Hindi film "Dhoom 3".
The makers of the film were disappointed by the Censor Board for Film Certification's decision to grant the film an "A" certificatemeant for viewers 18 years or olderinstead of a "U/A" certificate that they had expected.
The screenplay by Thea von Harbou was first submitted to the censor on 21 May 1941, but was not passed until 28 February 1942.
Their attempts to censor him only intensified his efforts to insult and infuriate his audience (and employers) on-air, and led Lassiter to walk out in the middle of staff meetings off-air.
There is no abusive language used in the film and the violence is of 'comic book kind'." The Censor Board asked him to replace dialogue which mentioned the city of Pilibhitwhich they said was a sensitive constituencywith a fictitious city name.
This was the only time a person was elected censor twice.
Underlying such opposition, is a concern by professors that a Confucius Institute would interfere with academic freedom and be able to pressure the university to censor speech on topics the Communist Party of China objects to.
When Jacovacci, impresario of the Teatro Apollo (where "Il trovatore" had been presented successfully) received the libretto, his reaction was encouraging, but he warned the composer that there may be problems with the censor.
Yuwen was friendly with Li Linfu, and therefore recommended Li Linfu to serve as a colleague; Li Linfu was thus made a deputy chief imperial censor as well, and later successively served as deputy ministers of justice (刑部侍郎, "Xingbu Shilang") and civil service affairs (吏部侍郎, "Libu Shilang").
Zhang, who viewed Cui lightly because Cui's lack of literary talent, suggested that Cui be made a general. Meanwhile, Zhang had recommended another official, Cui Rizhi (崔日知, Cui Riyong's cousin), to be chief imperial censor.

More Vocab Words

::: iota - very small quantity
::: pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
::: adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
::: rile - irritate; vex; muddy
::: preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
::: imbibe - drink in
::: imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
::: glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves