re·​dac·​tion | \ ri-ˈdak-shən How to pronounce redaction (audio) \

Definition of redaction

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

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Other Words from redaction

redactional \ ri-​ˈdak-​shnəl How to pronounce redactional (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

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Several weeks ago, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt for refusing to release special counsel Robert Mueller III’s report in full and without redactions. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "House Democrats likely to hold Barr, Ross in contempt after subpoena demands are rejected," 6 June 2019 The full Mueller report was released today with substantial redactions, which readers promptly mocked on social media. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Twitter Is Having a Field Day With the Mueller Report Redactions," 18 Apr. 2019 The text messages are expected to take longer because of the sheer number involved and the fact that Trump ordered their release without redactions. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Agencies scramble to prep Russia probe files for release after sweeping Trump order," 18 Sep. 2018 Attorney General William Barr identified four specific categories for redaction in the Mueller report before it was released to Congress and the public. Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, "Mueller Report Reveals Extent of Trump’s Involvement in Russia Tower Plans," 18 Apr. 2019 There was no judicial order calling for redactions in the agreement. Lindsay Wise And Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Full agreement between Greitens and prosecutor should be public, Hawley's office says," 5 June 2018 The attorneys later filed a version with the redactions intact. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Manafort’s Lawyers Reveal New Details of His Links to Kiev Associate," 8 Jan. 2019 There were also 2,000 calls related to the shooting, police said, and the department has only three analysts qualified to oversee redactions on 911 calls. David Montero,, "Nearly 750 hours of video and 2,000 calls to 911 in Vegas shooting. Almost all of it remains unseen and unheard," 27 Mar. 2018 When the organization that submitted Cleveland’s bid was ordered by a court to release a version publicly, most of the key pages had redactions making the bid difficult to analyze, including the title page and table of contents. Nathan M. Jensen, WSJ, "The Amazon HQ2 Fiasco Was No Outlier," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of redaction

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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