verb (used with object)
- to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit.
- to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.).
- to hide or remove (confidential parts of a text) before publication or distribution, or to examine (a text) for this purpose: The account number has been redacted from the top of the statement.
- to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
- to put (a literary work, etc) into appropriate form for publication; edit
early 15c., “bring into organized form,” from Latin redactus, past participle of redigere “to drive back, force back; bring back; collect, call in; bring down, reduce,” from re- “back, again” (see re-) + agere “to drive” (see act (n.)). Specific meaning “arrange, edit” is from 1851.