censorship etymology

English word censorship comes from English -ship, English censor

Detailed word origin of censorship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
censor English (eng) (history) A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality.. (psychology) A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious.. An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content.. One who censures or condemns. (transitive) To remove objectionable [...]
censorship English (eng) The use of state or group power to control freedom of expression or press, such as passing laws to prevent media from being published or propagated.

Words with the same origin as censorship

Descendants of -ship
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