redaction

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin redactio (redaction), from Latin redigere (to lead back, collect, prepare, reduce to a certain state), from red- (back) + agere (to put in motion, to drive).

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redaction (countable and uncountable, plural redactions)

  1. (countable) Edited or censored version of a document.
    The government supplied only the redaction to the reporters, the original was kept secret.
  2. (countable) The change or changes made while editing.
  3. (uncountable) The process of editing or censoring.
    The Expense Claims made by Members of Parliament must be subject to redaction before publication under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 07:28