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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remedy  \Rem"e*dy\  (r?m"?-d?),  n.;  pl  {Remedies}  (-d?z).  [L. 
  remedium  pref.  re-  re-  +  mederi  to  heal,  to  cure:  cf  F. 
  rem[`e]de  remedy,  rem['e]dier  to  remedy.  See  {Medical}.] 
  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 
  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}. 
  Syn:  Cure;  restorative;  counteraction;  reparation;  redress; 
  relief;  aid;  help;  assistance. 

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