- 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
Related Words for redactionamendment, review, alteration, improvement, modification, reconsideration, story, interpretation, form, variant, tale, adaptation, report, rendition, translation, history, emendation, retrospect, correction, polish
Examples from the Web for redaction
Contemporary Examples of redaction
The White House has been mediating the tug of war between the CIA and the committee over the redaction process.You're About to See What Obama Calls 'Torture'
Josh Rogin, Eli Lake
August 1, 2014
Some believe that even with redaction, sharp observers might be able to figure it out.Secret State Department Letter Warned: Don’t Release CIA Torture Report
April 4, 2014
Historical Examples of redaction
The first redaction is, however, that which won and retained the general favour.A History of French Literature
A twelfth property, simplicity, was added in Dumont's redaction.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
(b) Another aspect in the redaction may be called theological.
But this redaction is not the close of the textual history of the Koran.
Harts edition, of course, takes a place in his general scheme of redaction.The Bruce
- to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
- to put (a literary work, etc) into appropriate form for publication; edit
Word Origin for redact
"editing for publication," 1785, from French rédaction "a compiling; a working over, editing; editorial staff" (late 17c.), from Late Latin redact-, past participle stem of redigere (see redact). Meaning "a redacted version" is from 1810. Earlier it meant "a driving back" (1620s).