Definition of redress in English:

redress

Line breaks: re|dress
Pronunciation: /rɪˈdrɛs
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 2 archaic Set upright again: some ambitious Architect being called to redress a leaning Wall

noun

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Phrases

redress the balance

Restore equality in a situation: an opportunity to redress the balance in their fortunes
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  • This is the first step to redressing the balance.
  • This major review of fares regulation - the first since privatisation - is part of redressing the balance between taxpayers and fare payers.
  • It now leads with eight new comments (two against, six for), somewhat redressing the balance.

Derivatives

redressable

adjective
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  • This is usually understood as meaning injustice, hardship which should not have arisen, something that is wider than legally redressable damage.

redressal

noun
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  • These ‘open hearings’ give women an opportunity to air their views, grievances and seek redressal on the spot.
  • Since I don't seek financial redressal, this is the action I propose to take against all concerned with your website.
  • It had asked them to seek redressal of their grievances from the High Court.

redresser

noun
More example sentences
  • Originating in sectarian rivalry for land in Ulster, they had become general redressers of rural grievances, with overwhelmingly local concerns.
  • A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.

Origin

Middle English: the verb from Old French redresser; the noun via Anglo-Norman French redresse.

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