What does redress mean?

Definitions for redress
ˈri drɛs, rɪˈdrɛs; rɪˈdrɛsre·dress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redressnoun

    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

  2. redress, remedy, remediationverb

    act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

  3. right, compensate, redress, correctverb

    make reparations or amends for

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Redressverb

    to dress again

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + dress.]

  2. Redressverb

    to put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + dress.]

  3. Redressverb

    to set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + dress.]

  4. Redressverb

    to make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + dress.]

  5. Redressnoun

    the act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + dress.]

  6. Redressnoun

    a setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + dress.]

  7. Redressnoun

    one who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + dress.]


  1. Redress

    In film, a redress is the redecoration of an existing movie set, so that it can double for another set. This saves the trouble and expenses of constructing a second, new set, though they face the difficulty of doing it so the average viewer does not notice the same set is reused. Also there could be logistical problems, such as conflicting shooting schedules, continuity if the set isn't quite the same as it was or different. The latter problem arises because the set dresser may be unaware of changes created by the action.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Redress

    rē-dres′, v.t. to set right: to relieve from: to make amends to: to compensate: to dress again.—n. relief: reparation.—n. Redress′er, one who gives redress.—adjs. Redress′ible, that may be redressed; Redress′ive, affording redress; Redress′less, without relief.—n. Redress′ment, the act of redressing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redress in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of redress in a Sentence

  1. Sara Hossain:

    There is every reason for an overhaul and comprehensive review of rape laws to take place, given the reality in Bangladesh of rape survivors not being able to get redress in these cases.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.

  3. William Blackstone:

    And, lastly, to vindicate these rights, when actually violated and attacked, the subjects of England are entitled, in the first place, to the regular administration and free course of justice in the courts of law; next to the right of petitioning the king and parliament for redress of grievances; and, lastly, to the right of having and using arms for self preservation and defense.

  4. Matthew Jury:

    There have been outrageous delays to date and it seems as though those delays would simply be interminable, the families are not content to simply wait forever for the inquiry to give a publication date and if (inquiry head John Chilcot) does not impose a timetable ... they will be seeking judicial redress.

  5. Wang Yi:

    At the same time, we support the company and the individual in question in seeking legal redress to protect their own interests and refuse to be victimized like silent lambs, we must protect not only a company's rights and interests, but a country and a nation's legitimate rights of development.

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  • compensaciónSpanish
  • प्रतिकारHindi
  • puretumu, puretumutangaMāori
  • redresaRomanian
  • исправлять, восстанавливать, поднимать, исправление, компенсировать, восстановлениеRussian

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