Word of the Day
Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Definitions for redact

  1. To draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.); to put in writing.
  2. To make ready and put in shape for publication; to edit.

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Citations for redact
The authors have obtained a copy of this memo, albeit redacted. John F. Kelly and Phillip K. Wearne, Tainting Evidence
White sat down to write or re-write or redact whatever one does to a twenty-year accumulation of episodes. Gerald Weales, New York Times
Origin of redact
Redact derives from Latin redactus, past participle of redigere, to drive back, from re-, red-, "again, back" + agere, "to put in motion, to drive."