noun re·dac·tion \-ˈdak-shən\

Definition of redaction

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of redacting something

  2. 2 :  a work that has been redacted :  edition, version


play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of redaction

French rédaction, from Late Latin redaction-, redactio act of reducing, compressing, from Latin redigere to bring back, reduce, from re-, red- re- + agere to lead — more at agent

First Known Use: 1785

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