Remedy

Definition of Remedy

Rem´e`dy   Pronunciation: r?m´?-d?
n.1.
1.That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; - with for; as, a remedy for the gout.
2.That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; - followed by for or against, formerly by to.
What may else be remedy or cure
To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought,
He will instruct us.
- Milton.
3.(Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.
Civil remedy
See under Civil.
Remedy of the mint
(Coinage) a small allowed deviation from the legal standard of weight and fineness; - called also tolerance.
v. t.1.To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.
[imp. & p. p. Remedied (-d?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Remedying.]
I will remedy this gear ere long.
- Shak.

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