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redaction (n.)

"act of reducing to order and editing for publication," 1785, from French rédaction "a compiling; a working over, editing; editorial staff" (late 17c.), noun of action or state from past-participle stem of Latin redigere "to drive back, force back; bring back; collect, call in; bring down, reduce to a certain state," from red- "back, again" (see re-) + agere "to set in motion, drive, do, perform" (from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move").

Meaning "a redacted version, a special version of a work revised or rewritten" is from 1810. Earlier it had a now-obsolete sense of "a driving back" (1620s).

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Definitions of redaction

redaction (n.)
putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form;
Synonyms: editing
redaction (n.)
the act of putting something in writing;
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