redress


redress
re·dress /ri-'dres, 'rē-ˌdres/ n
1 a: relief from distress
b: a means of obtaining a remedy
2: compensation (as damages) for wrong or loss
re·dress /ri-'dres/ vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

redress
I verb adjust, aid, allay, alleviate, appease, atone, change, compensare, compensate, correct, cure, ease, expiate, fix, heal, help, improve, make amends, make good, make reparation, make up for, mend, pacify, palliate, propitiate, put right, readjust, rectify, relieve, remedy, repair, restituere, restore, right, satisfy, set right associated concepts: legal redress II index adjust (resolve), collection (payment), compensate (remunerate), contribution (indemnification), cure (noun), cure (verb), disbursement (funds paid out), equity (justice), fix (repair), habeas corpus, help, recompense, recourse, recovery (award), rectify, reform, reimburse, reimbursement, remedy, renew (refurbish), repair, reparation (indemnification), repent, requital, restitution, restore (return), satisfaction (discharge of debt), trover

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


redress
n.
Remedy; compensation for an injury.
v.
redress

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


redress
n. Relief, restitution, or damages.; a way of seeking remedy once the statute of limitations has expired.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


redress
Compensation for injuries sustained; recovery or restitution for harm or injury; damages or equitable relief. Access to the courts to gain reparation for a wrong.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


redress
I
Compensation for injuries sustained; recovery or restitution for harm or injury; damages or equitable relief. Access to the courts to gain reparation for a wrong.
II To set right; to remedy; to compensate; to remove the causes of a grievance.

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  • redress — re‧dress [rɪˈdres] noun [uncountable] formal something, especially money, that you want or get from someone because they have caused you harm or damaged your property: • She is seeking redress in the courts. * * * Ⅰ. redress UK US /rɪˈdres/ verb… …   Financial and business terms

  • Redress — Re*dress (r?*dr?s ), v. t. [F. redresser to straighten; pref. re re + dresser to raise, arrange. See {Dress.}] [1913 Webster] 1. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. [R.] [1913 Webster] The common profit could she redress.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redress — Re*dress , n. 1. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. [R.] [1913 Webster] Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redress — ► VERB 1) remedy or set right. 2) archaic set upright again. ► NOUN ▪ remedy or compensation for a wrong or grievance. ● redress the balance Cf. ↑redress the balance ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • redress — [ri dres′; ] for n., usually [ rē′dres΄] vt. [ME redressen < OFr redrecier: see RE & DRESS] 1. to set right; rectify or remedy, often by making compensation for (a wrong, grievance, etc.) 2. Now Rare to make amends to n. 1. a compensation or… …   English World dictionary

  • redress — vb emend, remedy, amend, *correct, rectify, reform, revise Analogous words: *relieve, lighten, alleviate, assuage, mitigate, allay: repair, *mend redress n *reparation, amends, restitution, indemnity Analogous words: compensation, offsettin …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • redress — [n] help, compensation aid, amendment, amends, assistance, atonement, balancing, change, conciliation, correction, cure, ease, indemnity, justice, offsetting, payment, quittance, recompense, rectification, reestablishment, reformation,… …   New thesaurus

  • Redress — Re*dress (r?*dr?s ), v. t. [Pref. re + dress.] To dress again. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redress — (v.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. redrecier, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + drecier to straighten, arrange (see DRESS (Cf. dress) (v.)). Formerly used in many more senses than currently. Related: Redressed; redressing …   Etymology dictionary

  • redress — [[t]rɪdre̱s[/t]] redresses, redressing, redressed (The noun is also pronounced [[t]ri͟ːdres[/t]] in American English.) 1) VERB If you redress something such as a wrong or a complaint, you do something to correct it or to improve things for the… …   English dictionary


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