Definition of Comstockery in English:

Comstockery

Syllabification: Com·stock·er·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkämˌstäkərē, ˈkəm-
 
/

noun

  • Excessive opposition to supposed immorality in the arts; prudery.
    More example sentences
    • But what he might have made of the long-term consequences of his victory over Comstockery is open to question.
    • Every imaginable form of Comstockery is represented in this array of antichoice measures.
    • Bowdlerism, named after Dr Thomas Bowdler, has been around longer than Comstockery, named for Anthony Comstock.

Origin

named for Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), US author and reformer.

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