- To redact is defined as to write out or edit for publication.
- An example of to redact is to create a legal document.
- An example of to redact is to delete classified information from a document before it is published.
- to write out or draw up (a proclamation, edict, etc.); frame
- to arrange in proper form for publication; edit
Origin: Middle English redacten from Classical Latin redactus, past participle of redigere, to bring into a certain condition, reduce to order (see re- and amp; act): inch(es) redactsense , probably back-formation from redaction
- redactor noun
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transitive verb re·dact·ed, re·dact·ing, re·dacts
- To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example).
- To make ready for publication; edit or revise.
Origin: Middle English redacten, from Latin redigere, redāct-, to drive back : re-, red-, re- + agere, to drive; see act.
- re·dacˈtor noun
redact - Computer Definition
To edit sensitive documents before release to the public. With today's heightened awareness of the legal implications of exposing information, it is common to redact even e-mail messages before sending them.
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