redacted

adjective
re·dact·ed | \ri-ˈdak-təd \

Definition of redacted 

: edited especially in order to obscure or remove sensitive information a highly redacted copy of the file The Pentagon declined to make the … report public, and only when pressed with Freedom of Information Act demands did it disclose parts of the report, some 1,700 pages of documents so heavily redacted as to be nearly incomprehensible.— Scott Horton

First Known Use of redacted

1970, in the meaning defined above

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