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Vetted?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 12, 2003

"Blair soon announced he was seeking a book deal, but several New York publishers said they were not interested. Viner said yesterday he was not concerned about the reliability of Blair's memoir. "He is very anxious that the book be well vetted, as are we," Viner said."

Vetted?
Webster says it means:"subject to expert appraisal or correction".
I never heard of this word. What is the history of this word?
Is it the same type of word as "comped"--from complimentary?