recension

noun
re·cen·sion | \ri-ˈsen(t)-shən \

Definition of recension 

1 : a critical revision of a text

2 : a text established by critical revision

First Known Use of recension

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for recension

Latin recension-, recensio enumeration, from recensēre to review, from re- + censēre to assess, tax — more at censor

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