- a revising of a text on the basis of a critical examination of sources
- a revised text so produced
Origin of recensionClassical Latin recensio from recensere, to revise from re-, again + censere, to value: see censure
- A critical revision of a text incorporating the most plausible elements found in varying sources.
- A text so revised.
Origin of recensionLatin recēnsiō recēnsiōn- a reviewing from recēnsēre to review re- re- cēnsēre to estimate ; see kens- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin recÄ“nsiÅ (“review"), from recÄ“nseÅ (“review"), from re- + cÄ“nseÅ (“give an opinion").