Definition of Redress

1. Noun. A sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury.




2. Verb. Make reparations or amends for. "Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
Exact synonyms: Compensate, Correct, Right
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Over-correct, Overcompensate, Aby, Abye, Atone, Expiate
Also: Compensate
Derivative terms: Compensation, Compensation, Right, Right
Antonyms: Wrong

3. Noun. Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil.
Exact synonyms: Remediation, Remedy
Generic synonyms: Correction, Rectification
Specialized synonyms: Salve
Derivative terms: Remediate, Remedial, Remedy

Definition of Redress

1. v. t. To dress again.

2. v. t. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.

3. n. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.

Definition of Redress

1. Verb. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. ¹

2. Verb. To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from. ¹

3. Verb. To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To put upright again; to restore. ¹

5. Noun. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. ¹

6. Noun. A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or oppression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification. ¹

7. Noun. One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser. ¹

8. Verb. To dress again. ¹

9. Verb. To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set. ¹

10. Noun. The redecoration of a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Redress

1. to set right [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Redress

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Literary usage of Redress

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Booksby William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1867)
"The redress of civil injuries is one principal object of the laws of England 3 5. redress by the mere act of the parties, is that which arises, ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"There yet remain certain others, whose jurisdiction is private and special, confined to particular spots, or instituted only to redress particular injuries. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"(5) The more effectually to accomplish the redress of private injuries, courts of justice are instituted in every civilized society, in order to protect the ..."

4. Reports of Cases Relating to Maritime Law: Containing All the Decisions of by James Perronet Aspinall, Butler Aspinall, Geoffrey Hutchinson, James. A. Petrie, F. A. P. Rowe, Bruce Farthing (1873)
"THE STEAMER HANSA. at the time it made that order could not give the redress. It is admitted it could not give it, because until it could give that redress ..."

5. An Action at Law: Being an Outline of the Jurisdiction of the Superior by Robert Malcolm Kerr (1853)
"THAT redress which is obtained by the mere act of the parties is of two kinds:—First ... redress by the act of the injured party. Of this first sort, again, ..."

6. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1850)
"FRUITLESS APPLICATION TO THE KING FOR redress. [1505.J THE death of Isabella was a fatal blow to the fortunes of Columbus. While she lived, he had every ..."

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