Red-actor

redact

[ri-dakt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit.
2.
to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin redāctus (past participle of redigere to lead back), equivalent to red- red- + āctus, past participle of agere to lead; see act

redaction, noun
redactional, adjective
redactor, noun
unredacted, adjective

redact, revise.
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redact (rɪˈdækt)
 
vb
1.  to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
2.  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]
 
re'daction
 
n
 
re'dactional
 
adj
 
re'dactor
 
n

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redact
early 15c., from L. redact-, pp. stem of redigere "to bring back, collect, reduce," from re- "back, again" + agere "to drive" (see act).
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