- to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit.
- to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.).
- to hide or remove (confidential parts of a text) before publication or distribution, or to examine (a text) for this purpose: The account number has been redacted from the top of the statement.
Origin of redact
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Examples from the Web for redactor
Not the original Homer, but some later matcher and patcher, imitator or redactor.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
Still more welcome is the assignment of vi, 45-viii, 27, to the redactor.Sources of the Synoptic Gospels
Carl S. Patton
Verse 19 is probably the work of the redactor (RP) who inserted the song.
The obvious propriety of such a relationship was bound sooner or later to strike the imagination of some redactor.The Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac
Jessie L. Weston
- to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
- to put (a literary work, etc) into appropriate form for publication; edit
C15: from Latin redigere to bring back, from red- re- + agere to drive
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Word Origin and History for redactor
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