redacted

adjective

re·​dact·​ed ri-ˈdak-təd How to pronounce redacted (audio)
: 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

Examples of redacted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The details of the judgment made Tuesday remain sealed, but a redacted version is expected to be made public in the coming weeks. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 The special counsel's team asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over the case, to submit the unredacted motion under seal, and file a redacted motion on the public docket for the case. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 6 Sep. 2023 The new motion, which replaces a redacted version from August, refers to internal emails Taylor released in the discovery phase of the lawsuit, which were quietly unsealed over the summer. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 15 Dec. 2023 Some of the records stemming from the case have been gradually released over the years, though many documents remained redacted or sealed. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2024 The request was ultimately denied by U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet, in a redacted ruling in late June 2016. James Hill, ABC News, 31 Dec. 2023 In turn, departments across the country have routinely delayed releasing footage, released only partial or redacted video or refused to release it at all. Eric Umansky, ProPublica, 14 Dec. 2023 The substance of the material — a redacted version of which has since been made public under the Freedom of Information Act and is posted on the website of the F.B.I. — is not considered particularly sensitive, the official said. Jonathan Swan, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2023 The records shared by all three were often heavily redacted, missing details such as where incidents occurred and who was shot. Adiel Kaplan, NBC News, 8 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redacted was in 1967

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“Redacted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redacted. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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