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.
- re·dress·a·ble, re·dress·i·ble, adjective
- re·dress·er, re·dres·sor, noun
- un·re·dress·a·ble, adjective
- re-dress, redress (see synonym study at the current entry)
How to use redress in a sentence
Gains from stock transfers and dividends are taxed at a flat rate of 20%, which Kishida has criticized as a source of inequality and in need of redress, but income tax is already peaking at 55%.New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Promises a 'New Capitalism' for Japan. Will It Succeed? | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | October 14, 2021 | Time
One is better use of class or group actions, otherwise known as collective redress actions.Collective data rights can stop big tech from obliterating privacy | Martin Tisne | May 25, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
We will not rest until the women who suffered medical abuse at Irwin receive a measure of redress and compensation.ICE to End the Use of Georgia Facility at Center of Hysterectomy Allegations | Jasmine Aguilera | May 20, 2021 | Time
By their rationale, any redress from racial injustices visited upon those persons, including slavery, should be the obligation of the former colonizers in those lands, not the government of the United States.
That leaves civil lawsuits as victims’ primary route for seeking legal redress and financial compensation when a police encounter goes wrong.Cities Spend Millions On Police Misconduct Every Year. Here’s Why It’s So Difficult to Hold Departments Accountable. | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com) | February 22, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
So, what kind of redress might work best for this specific expression of Sunni marginalization and dispossession?
But it stops short of advancing economic redress and opportunity.
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.
The party seeking redress, must have been deceived, and also injured by the deceit in order to recover.
It is true that the damages one may recover, however great, may be an inadequate redress, yet it is the best the law can do.
Another injury for which the law furnishes redress is that affecting reputation and character.
Some rioting followed on the rejection of the bill, and the masters promised redress, but soon broke their word.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
While every other colony was bidding defiance to Britain, this alone submissively applied to her for redress of grievances.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for redress (1 of 2)
to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation for: to 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 cure: to seek redress of grievances
compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc
relief from poverty or want
- redressable or redressible, adjective
- redresser or rare redressor, noun
British Dictionary definitions for re-dress (2 of 2)
(tr) to dress (something) again
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