Even though I have an extensive vocabulary, I did NOT already know the accurate meaning of this word, which I have, at least, heard...
redact \rih-DAKT\, transitive verb:
1. To draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.); to put in writing.
2. To make ready and put in shape for publication; to edit.
The authors have obtained a copy of this memo, albeit redacted.
- -- John F. Kelly and Phillip K. Wearne, Tainting Evidence
White sat down to write or re-write or redact whatever one does to a twenty-year accumulation of episodes.
- -- Gerald Weales, "The Designs of E. B. White", New York Times, May 24, 1970