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 setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A few may complain without reason; but there is occasion for redress when the cry is universal. --Davenant. [1913 Webster]

3. One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser. [1913 Webster]

Fair majesty, the refuge and redress Of those whom fate pursues and wants oppress. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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