tr.v. re·dact·ed, re·dact·ing, re·dacts
1. To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example).
2. To make ready for publication; edit or revise.
3. To delete or remove (private or sensitive information) from a document in preparation for publication.
[Middle English redacten, from Latin redigere, redāct-, to drive back : re-, red-, re- + agere, to drive; see ACT.]
re·dactor (-dăktər, -tôr′) n.
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