Also a legal term meaning to edit, specifically censor (strike).

The black ink covering most everything retrieved through a Freedom of Information Act filing represents elision.

E*lide" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elided; p. pr. & vb. n. Eliding.] [L. elidere to strike out or off; e + laedere to hurt by striking: cf. F. 'elider. See Lesion.]

1.

To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument.

[Obs.]

Hooker.

2. Gram.

To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.

 

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