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Saturday, February 19, 2000

Definitions for redress

  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.

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Citations for redress
Before adjourning in October 1774, the First Continental Congress called for the convening of another congress at Philadelphia on May 10, 1775, only if Britain had not redressed the Americans' grievances. Pauline Maier, American Scripture :Making the Declaration of Independence
Many are convicts seeking redress; and with the rise of violent crime in the 1970s, powerful people sought to prevent their finding it. William S. Mcfeely, Proximity to Death
Origin of redress
1730-1740
Redress comes from French, redresser, to straighten, from re-, re- + dresser, to arrange.