Word of the week: Comstockery

Comstockery (noun)
[kom’stokuhree]

According to the Macquarie Dictionary, this is: “the overzealous censorship of the fine arts and literature, often mistaking outspokenly honest works for salacious ones.” And it is named after Anthony Comstock, a US moralist. So you might say “The conservative lobby encouraged comstockery when they were deciding on which books to ban.”

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