- 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 redacted
The security sections of the applications have been redacted online.Weed Cops Blaze New Trail
Valerie Vande Panne
March 4, 2014
Note: Names of individual officers allegedly targeted by Dorner have been redacted.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’
The Daily Beast
February 8, 2013
A redacted version of the permit may be issued in the coming days, the spokesman added.Media for Christ, Company Allegedly Behind 'Innocence of Muslims'
September 14, 2012
Names and certain sections of the court documents had been redacted.Did NOTW Delete Phone-Hacking Emails?
February 24, 2012
According to the files, “this allows legitimate monies to flow into these accounts along with the proceeds from [redacted].”8 Explosive Finds in Wu-Tang Clan Member Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI Files
January 13, 2012
Their present report they redacted to the effect, "All correct as it stood," without once mentioning Heucking.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XXI. (of XXI.)
- 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
Word Origin and History for redacted
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