redaction

noun re·dac·tion \ ri-ˈdak-shən \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of redaction

1 :an act or instance of redacting something
2 :a work that has been redacted :edition, version

redactional

play \ri-ˈdak-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

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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


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