Definition of censorship in US English:

censorship

noun

  • 1The suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.

    ‘the regulation imposes censorship on all media’
    as modifier ‘we have strict censorship laws’
  • 2(in ancient Rome) the office or position of censor.

    ‘he celebrated a triumph together with his father and they held the censorship jointly’

Pronunciation

censorship

/ˈsensərSHip//ˈsɛnsərʃɪp/