- 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
- 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 redressable
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.