- the setting right of what is wrong: redress of abuses.
- relief from wrong or injury.
- compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury.
- to set right; remedy or repair (wrongs, injuries, etc.).
- to correct or reform (abuses, evils, etc.).
- to remedy or relieve (suffering, want, etc.).
- to adjust evenly again, as a balance.
Origin of redress
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- to dress again.
Origin of re-dress
Examples from the Web for redress
So, what kind of redress might work best for this specific expression of Sunni marginalization and dispossession?ISIS and BS
October 15, 2014
Parents of children with disabilities should not face a unique burden to redress their wrongs.
The office should not be able to treat a matter of such importance with such negligence without any redress.
Increased male enrollment in clinical trials might redress another issue, too: awareness.Why Male Breast Cancer Is Back in the Limelight
July 16, 2014
We need better jobs, roads, and bridges and less symbolism or redress for past sins.A Racially Polarized Election Augurs Ill for Barack Obama’s Second Term
November 7, 2012
Longespe, complained to the King; but Louis could give him no redress.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
With the clash of our spells, no charm can redress our fate.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
But he came home every time; only when Death finally stole him, we had no redress.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
If he had been wronged and injured, why could not he redress himself like other injured men?The Macdermots of Ballycloran
His only redress is forthwith to draw a circle outside of his antagonist.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation forto redress a grievance
- to correct or adjust (esp in the phrase redress the balance)
- to make compensation to (a person) for a wrong
- the act or an instance of setting right a wrong; remedy or cureto seek redress of grievances
- compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc
- relief from poverty or want
- (tr) to dress (something) again
Word Origin and History for redress
mid-14c., "to correct, reform;" late 14c., "restore, put right" (a wrong, error, offense); "repair; relieve; improve; amend," from Old French redrecier "reform, restore, rebuild" (Modern French redresser), from re- "again" (see re-) + drecier "to straighten, arrange" (see dress (v.)). Formerly used in many more senses than currently. Related: Redressed; redressing.