- 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.
redact definition by Webster's New World
- 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): in redactsense , probably back-formation ; from redaction
- redactor noun
redact definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.