- 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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Examples from the Web for redresser
A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
For Ralegh he was a redresser of grievances; and he was more.Sir Walter Ralegh
I do not take you for a sentimentalist or a redresser of wrongs.Audrey
So this redresser of wrongs starts off, leaving the Margrave in his grief.Thackeray
The grandniece of the Confessor became the reformer of the Scottish Church, and the redresser of its abuses.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
- 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
Word Origin and History for redresser
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.