Redress

Definition of Redress

Re`dress´   Pronunciation: r?`dr?s´
v. t.1.To dress again.
1.
1.To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
The common profit could she redress.
- Chaucer.
In yonder spring of roses intermixed
With myrtle, find what to redress till noon.
- Milton.
Your wish that I should redress a certain paper which you had prepared.
- A. Hamilton.
2.To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
Those wrongs, those bitter injuries, . . .
I doubt not but with honor to redress.
- Shak.
3.To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.
Will Gaul or Muscovite redress ye?
- Byron.
n.1.The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.
Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves.
- Hooker.
2.A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification.
A few may complain without reason; but there is occasion for redress when the cry is universal.
- Davenant.
3.One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
Fair majesty, the refuge and redress
Of those whom fate pursues and wants oppress.
- Dryden.

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