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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Redress  \Re*dress"\  (r?*dr?s"),  v.  t.  [Pref.  re-  +  dress.] 
  To  dress  again 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Redress  \Re*dress"\  (r?*dr?s"),  v.  t.  [F.  redresser  to 
  straighten;  pref.  re-  re-  +  dresser  to  raise,  arrange.  See 
  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  ``'T  is 
  thine,  O  king!  the  afflicted  to  redress.''  --Dryden. 
  Will  Gaul  or  Muscovite  redress  ye?  --Byron. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Redress  \Re*dress"\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  redressing;  a  making  right  reformation; 
  correction;  amendment.  [R.] 
  Reformation  of  evil  laws  is  commendable,  but  for  us 
  the  more  necessary  is  a  speedy  redress  of  ourselves 
  2.  A  setting  right  as  of  wrong  injury,  or  opression;  as 
  the  redress  of  grievances;  hence  relief;  remedy; 
  reparation;  indemnification.  --Shak. 
  A  few  may  complain  without  reason;  but  there  is 
  occasion  for  redress  when  the  cry  is  universal. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  sum  of  money  paid  in  compensation  for  loss  or  injury  [syn: 
  {damages},  {amends},  {indemnity},  {indemnification},  {restitution}] 
  2:  act  of  correcting  an  error  or  a  fault  or  an  evil  [syn:  {remedy}, 
  v  :  make  reparations  or  amends  for  "right  a  wrong"  [syn:  {right}, 
  {compensate},  {correct}]  [ant:  {wrong}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REDRESS,  n.  Reparation  without  satisfaction. 
  Among  the  Anglo-Saxon  a  subject  conceiving  himself  wronged  by  the 
  king  was  permitted,  on  proving  his  injury,  to  beat  a  brazen  image  of 
  the  royal  offender  with  a  switch  that  was  afterward  applied  to  his  own 
  naked  back  The  latter  rite  was  performed  by  the  public  hangman,  and 
  it  assured  moderation  in  the  plaintiff's  choice  of  a  switch. 

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