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redress

Definition of redress

Etymology

    From Anglo-Norman redrecier and Middle French redresser, from re- + drecier (“dress”).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ɹɪˈdɹɛs/
  • (US) IPA: /ɹiˈdɹɛs/, /ɹəˈdɹɛs
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Verb

redress (third-person singular simple present redresses, present participle redressing, simple past and past participle redressed)

  1. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
  2. To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
  3. To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.

Noun

redress (plural redresses)

  1. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.
  2. A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or oppression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification.
  3. One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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