redress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v redress make reparations or amends for "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
    • n redress act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
    • n redress a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Redress 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."
    • Redress One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser. "Fair majesty, the refuge and redress Of those whom fate pursues and wants oppress."
    • Redress 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."
    • v. t Redress To dress again.
    • Redress 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 .""Will Gaul or Muscovite redress ye ?"
    • Redress To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. "The common profit could she redress .""In yonder spring of roses intermixed
      With myrtle, find what to redress till noon."
      "Your wish that I should redress a certain paper which you had prepared."
    • Redress 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • redress To set up or upright; make erect; reërect.
    • redress To set right again; restore; amend; mend.
    • redress To put right, as a wrong; remedy; repair, relieve against, as an injury: as, to redress injuries; to redress grievances. See redress, n., 2.
    • redress To relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; bestow relief upon; compensate; make amends to.
    • redress To rise again; reërect one's self.
    • n redress A setting right again; a putting into proper order; amendment; reformation.
    • n redress Deliverance from wrong, injury, or oppression; removal of grievances or oppressive burdens; undoing of wrong; reparation; indemnification. In its most general sense redress includes whatever relief can be afforded against injustice, whether by putting an end to it, by compensation in damages, by punishing the wrong-doer, or otherwise.
    • n redress Synonyms Relief, amends, compensation.
    • redress To dress again, in any sense: as, to redress furniture or leather; to redress a wound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Redress rē-dres′ to set right: to relieve from: to make amends to: to compensate: to dress again
    • n Redress relief: reparation
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Quotations

  • Captain J. G. Stedman
    Captain J. G. Stedman
    “Old England liberty -- to be robbed by the Ministry, and insulted by the populace without redress.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. redresser, to straighten; pref. re-, re- + dresser, to raise, arrange. See Dress.

Usage

In literature:

Should you receive no redress within a reasonable time, you may mention the matter to me again.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99., August 2, 1890." by Various
In clear cases of these kinds I have so far as possible heard and redressed complaints which have been presented by friendly powers.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
A special agent was sent to Mexico in the summer of 1838 with full authority to make another and final demand for redress.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
Cortes gave them kind assurances of speedy redress, but recommended to them to be patient yet a little while.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. IV." by Robert Kerr
To go about the world redressing wrong, fighting upon the side of the oppressed?
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
At length he saw that further hope of redress from Ferdinand was vain.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
But when he came to ask redress for the wrongs committed against our merchants, he got no satisfaction.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
At the same time, I do not advise to any present attempt at redress by acts of legislation.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
I ask for redress, and redress I shall have.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
Burials may be expensive, but so is legal redress.
"International Weekly Miscellany Vol. I. No. 3, July 15, 1850" by Various
The House alone will be the judge of what constitutes a grievance, and also of the means and measure of redress.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
He promised me speedy redress, and that he should inform the king without delay, which indeed he did that same day.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
However, there is no redress if the king breaches the law.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
From his tyranny his struggling tenantry have no redress.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
He was innocent enough to believe that it would suffice to prove that its loss would be their ruin to obtain redress at once.
"The Waters of Edera" by Louise de la Ramée, a.k.a. Ouida
By avenging, the Apostle means a passionate redress of private wrongs at the bidding of personal resentment.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
To whom are the wretched sons of Africa to apply for redress, if their cruel master treats them with unkindness?
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
I have inflicted injuries which can never be redressed.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 360" by Various
They, therefore, renewed their energies in order soon to be ready to take the redress in their own hands.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
Next he expatiated on the grievances of the former reigns, and promised to redress them all.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
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In poetry:

Fated to ills beyond redress,
We must endure our woe;
The days allowed us to possess,
'Tis madness to forego.
"Written In A Quarrel" by William Cowper
If to men our wrongs are stated,
We are but the faster bound,
All our actions reprobated,
No redress for us is found.
"The Song Of Slaughter." by Samuel Bamford
O God, to whom revenge belongs,
"Proclaim thy wrath aloud;
Let sovereign power redress our wrongs,
Let justice smite the proud.
"Psalm 94 part 1" by Isaac Watts
O life as futile, then, as frail!
O for thy voice to soothe and bless!
What hope of answer, or redress?
Behind the veil, behind the veil.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 56" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
For where one strikes for light and truth
The right to aid, the wrong redressing,
The mother of his spirit's youth
Sheds o'er his soul her silent blessing.
"Centennial" by John Hay
Fair Venus clasp'd her darling child,
And gently sooth'd his anxious breast:
"Resume thy darts," she said, and smil'd,
"Thy wrongs shall quickly be redress'd.
"Love" by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Residents of areas hit hardest by the 2010 post-election violence are demanding redress and accountability.
A detailed proposal to redress the imbalance between state and federal power.
Americans who have been harmed by government action have the right to go to court to seek redress.
Lloyds Posts Third-Quarter Loss on Loan Insurance Redress .
Egypt 'virginity test' victims demand redress , take case to African Commission: Rights group.
Our digging finds mess that cries for redress .
Redress Raleigh, the premier eco-friendly fashion show of the Triangle, featured 13 outstanding designers, three lovely producers, and an inspiring charity Friday, April 20, in the Warehouse Distric at the Contemporary Art Museum.
Tonight I get the opportunity to see Redress Raleigh from the first row.
Doctors win redress in online defamation suits.
D.C ANC members break the rules without redress .
Allow troops redress for medical errors.
FAST Redress Act passes House.
US Seeks Redress for 1976 Doping In Olympics.
IT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT of the people to "petition the Government for a redress of grievances.".
Veterans lawsuit seeks redress on discharges.
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In science:

In this case, it helped to draw attention to the incoherent randomizations, to highlight the associated problems and to give insight into how they might be redressed.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
In this paper, we propose that implementation of curvaton reheating in place of gravitational particle production can redress those difficulties.
Curvaton reheating: an application to braneworld inflation
Therefore we cannot expect that all quantum aspects can be translated and explained in classical terms (if such a reinterpretation was possible the balance could be easily redressed).
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
To redress this balance a little, I would like to begin by recalling the life and times of Charles Drummond Ellis; whose work made the invention of the neutrino inevitable.
Concluding Remarks/Summary
We thus redress a previous calculation by Braaten and Thoma, which assumed q ≪ E and could not find the correct constant (in the large E limit).
Collisional Energy Loss of a Fast Muon in a Hot QED Plasma
Standard ray theory breaks down at close avoided crossings of the fast and slow phase loci in z -kz phase space, but GRT redresses this by effectively doing a wave-mechanical matching across these regions.
An Exact Test of Generalized Ray Theory in Local Helioseismology
Generalized Ray Theory (GRT) redresses one of the ma jor failings of classical ray theory in the MHD context; the failure to recognize wave transmission/conversion at avoided crossings of the fast and slow loci in phase space.
An Exact Test of Generalized Ray Theory in Local Helioseismology
None of these properties can be discerned easily, and there is a ma jor need to redress such gaps in our knowledge.
Cosmic Ray Origin, Acceleration and Propagation
Virtually all attempts to redress the theoretical shortcomings of the Standard Model (SM) predict some degree of lepton flavor violation (LFV).
Rare K decay: results and prospects
The limit is generally the available statistics which can always be redressed through more beam time.
What's Interesting About Strangeness Production? - An Overview of Recent Results
Searches for new physics, which may well redress these limitations, can be organized along different themes, as shown in Fig. 1.
Implications of Standard-Model flavor violation for new physics searches
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