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redact (ri-DAKT) verb tr.

1. To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example).

2. To make ready for publication; edit or revise.

[Middle English redacten, from Latin redigere, redact-, to drive back : re-, red-, re- + agere, to drive.]

"In preparing documents released to New York Newsday earlier this year the agency ruled that the dinner was a private affair that did not relate to Power Authority business. A reference to it was blacked out - redacted, in legal jargon - from Flynn's appointment logs by agency attorneys because it was deemed a personal matter - which government officials by law are allowed to withhold from public scrutiny." Michael Moss, Authority To Spend, Newsday, 9 Aug 1993.

This week's theme: verbs.


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