redressable

redress

[n. ree-dres, ri-dres; v. ri-dres]
noun
1.
the setting right of what is wrong: redress of abuses.
2.
relief from wrong or injury.
3.
compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury.
verb (used with object)
4.
to set right; remedy or repair (wrongs, injuries, etc.).
5.
to correct or reform (abuses, evils, etc.).
6.
to remedy or relieve (suffering, want, etc.).
7.
to adjust evenly again, as a balance.

Origin:
1275–1325; (v.) Middle English redressen < Middle French redresser, Old French redrecier, equivalent to re- re- + drecier to straighten (see dress); (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French redresse, redresce, derivative of the v.

redressable, redressible, adjective
redresser, redressor, noun
unredressable, adjective

re-dress, redress (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. restoration, remedy, atonement. Redress, reparation, restitution suggest making amends or giving indemnification for a wrong. Redress may refer either to the act of setting right an unjust situation (as by some power), or to satisfaction sought or gained for a wrong suffered: the redress of grievances. Reparation means compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or loss inflicted. The word may have the moral idea of amends: to make reparation for one's neglect; but more frequently it refers to financial compensation (which is asked for, rather than given): the reparations demanded of the aggressor nations. Restitution means literally the restoration of what has been taken from the lawful owner: He demanded restitution of his land; it may also refer to restoring the equivalent of what has been taken: They made him restitution for his land. 5. amend, mend, emend, right, rectify, adjust. 6. ease.
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redress (rɪˈdrɛs)
 
vb
1.  to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation for: to redress a grievance
2.  to correct or adjust (esp in the phrase redress the balance)
3.  to make compensation to (a person) for a wrong
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of setting right a wrong; remedy or cure: to seek redress of grievances
5.  compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc
6.  relief from poverty or want
 
[C14: from Old French redrecier to set up again, from re- + drecier to straighten; see dress]
 
re'dressable
 
adj
 
re'dressible
 
adj
 
re'dresser
 
n
 
re'dressor
 
n

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redress
mid-14c., from O.Fr. redrecier, from re- "again" + drecier "to straighten, arrange." Formerly used in many more senses than currently.
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