from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example).
- transitive v. To make ready for publication; edit or revise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.
- v. To censor, used by a government when parts of a document are kept secret and the remainder released.
- v. To black out text for other purposes, such as in law, when legally protected sections of text are obscured in a document provided to opposing counsel, typically as part of the discovery process.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring to a specified form or condition; force or compel to assume a certain form; reduce.
- To bring into a presentable literary form; edit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
- v. formulate in a particular style or language
- v. prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
Middle English redacten, from Latin redigere, redāct-, to drive back : re-, red-, re- + agere, to drive; see act.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French redacter, from Latin redactus, perfect passive participle of redigō ("drive, lead, collect, reduce"), from re- ("back") + agō ("put in motion, drive"). (Wiktionary)