Merriam Webster's word of the day for July Twenty First Merriam Webster's word of the day is brought to you by Capella University at Capella. You can make your dream of earning a p._H._d.. A reality taking the first step can be scary but cappella has built an experience to help you understand every stage of the journey learn more about what it's really liked to earn a doctorate step by step at Capella Dot E._D._U.. Slash word today's word it is redaction spelled R. E. D. C. T. I. O.. N. Redaction is a noun that means an actor instance of preparing something for publication it can also mean an act or instance of obscuring or removing something from a document. Demint prior to publication or release or redaction can mean a work that has been redacted and addition version. Here's the word used in a sentence from law DOT COM by Philip Dance. The black redaction box is meant to to protect sensitive information from public view. It's supposed to be an impenetrable curtain but sometimes that curtain is surprisingly easy to raise. If you're a true etymology buff you might recognize that today's word redaction. Action has the same Latin route as other words in English such as Prodigal Agent Essay Navigate and ambiguous the question is what is the Latin route that they all have in common. It's the verb Aguirre meaning to drive lead act or do. Redaction is from the Latin verb ready Gary meaning to bring back or to produce which was formed by adding the prefix red meaning back with a Gary some other.