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  • a  belonging or relating to a censor or a censor's functions

  • One unsettling feature of the current censorial vigilantism is its signs of ugly inflammation.
  • The resurgence of a populist censorial spirit has, in a sense, sneaked up on the nation.
  • She despatched them by express, over which the Post Office Department has no censorial jurisdiction.

  • Elena Kagan in Media Matters for America
    Kagan argued that the RAV decision was based on St. Paul's "illegitimate, censorial motives" in passing the law -- not on the ways in which the law might have impermissibly "skewed" public debate.
  • Thomas Jefferson in TCS Daily
    Outraged, Jefferson denounced such charges as attempts to suppress freedom of speech and publication, and Madison "reminded Congress that in a republican system 'the censorial power is in the people over the government, and not in the government...

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