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May 03, 2013
a : an act or instance of preparing something for publication b : an act or instance of obscuring or removing something from a document prior to publication or release
: edition, version
The editor defended the redaction of the victims' names from the news article by explaining that their families had yet to be notified of their deaths.

"The government might have to make the findings and evidence public, with the fewest redactions needed to protect sources." — From an article by Peter H. Schuck in the Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2013
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